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Biden speaks at a podium with a U.S. flag behind him.
Biden speaks at a podium with a U.S. flag behind him.

Spoiler Alert: Foreign Policy Won’t Be a U.S. Election Issue

The U.S. president’s State of the Union speech emphasized populism and protectionism, not global affairs. It must be election season already.

Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles during a military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Oct. 1, 2019.
Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles during a military parade celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Oct. 1, 2019.

The United States and China Still Need to Talk About Nuclear Weapons

Biden and Blinken must not let the spy balloon controversy stand in the way of talks on nuclear crisis management and arms control.

A group of school boys displaced by World War II bombardments pose with CARE (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) packages from the United States in Belgium in 1947.
A group of school boys displaced by World War II bombardments pose with CARE (Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) packages from the United States in Belgium in 1947.

How Truman Sold Americans on Going Hungry

In 1947, the United States sacrificed for the sake of a starving Europe.

Children interact with an artificial intelligence robot at the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing.
Children interact with an artificial intelligence robot at the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing.

China’s Tech Money Is Now Radioactive

Washington is increasingly concerned about China poaching U.S. technology.

U.S. President Joe Biden talks to reporters after returning to the White House in Washington, D.C.
U.S. President Joe Biden talks to reporters after returning to the White House in Washington, D.C.

Is There a Biden Doctrine?

A surprising set of grades for the 46th U.S. president’s foreign policy.

Immigrant families arrive back in Mexico after being expelled from the United States.
Immigrant families arrive back in Mexico after being expelled from the United States.
A member of a social organization lies on the floor with a Mexican national flag in his chest to protest against Ciudad Juarez's drug gangs' violence, at the Angel de la Independencia Monument in Mexico City, on Feb. 6, 2010.
A member of a social organization lies on the floor with a Mexican national flag in his chest to protest against Ciudad Juarez's drug gangs' violence, at the Angel de la Independencia Monument in Mexico City, on Feb. 6, 2010.

Mexico’s Government Is on Trial in New York

A former Mexican security official’s corruption charges reveal the hidden politics of the drug trade.

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green-energy-battery-infographic-ev-foreign-policy-illustration-HPb

Batteries Are the Battlefield

The next geopolitical contest may be over green technology, and China, for now, is poised to win control of those supply chains.

U.S. Army M1 Abrams tanks pictured at Mockava railway station in Lithuania.
U.S. Army M1 Abrams tanks pictured at Mockava railway station in Lithuania.

The M1 Abrams Is the Right Tank for the Job in Ukraine

Sending American tanks now helps guarantee a safer world tomorrow.

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Hero-podcast-women-gender-foreign-policy-gates-foundation-1500x1000_site

Developing Male Allies in Congo

It’s technically legal for Congolese couples to co-own land. But in practice, that’s not often the case.

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Cold-War-Kennan-China-Russia-US-foreign-policy-illustration-3-2

Is Cold War Inevitable?

A new biography of George Kennan, the father of containment, raises questions about whether the old Cold War—and the emerging one with China—could have been avoided.

A visitor looks at an 18th century painting of Karim Khan Zand at the 'Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum - Masterpieces of Islamic Art' exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau on March 16, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.
A visitor looks at an 18th century painting of Karim Khan Zand at the 'Treasures of the Aga Khan Museum - Masterpieces of Islamic Art' exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau on March 16, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

Muslim Activists Misunderstand Islam

Why the latest controversy over depictions of Mohammed was completely unnecessary.

The Bitcoin logo is seen on a Coinstar cryptocurrency ATM at a grocery store in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2023.
The Bitcoin logo is seen on a Coinstar cryptocurrency ATM at a grocery store in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2023.

The Crypto Dominoes Are Still Falling

The bankruptcy of Genesis shows the need for regulators to have teeth.

Physicist Vaughn Draggoo inspects a huge target chamber at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California in October 2001.
Physicist Vaughn Draggoo inspects a huge target chamber at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California in October 2001.

Could Fusion Overcome Public Opposition to Nuclear Power?

Recent progress might lead to a nuclear energy source that produces no high-level radioactive waste and presents fewer proliferation concerns.

An illustration shows US President Joe Biden surrounded by the foreign-policy issues he has faced in his first two years in office.
An illustration shows US President Joe Biden surrounded by the foreign-policy issues he has faced in his first two years in office.

Biden’s Midterm Report Card

We asked 20 experts to grade the administration’s foreign policy after two years in office.

A photograph shows a sign of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Congress centre on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 16, 2023. - The world's political and business elites gather for the annual Davos summit to promote "cooperation in a fragmented world", with war in Ukraine, the climate crisis and global trade tensions high on the agenda. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
A photograph shows a sign of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at the Congress centre on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 16, 2023. - The world's political and business elites gather for the annual Davos summit to promote "cooperation in a fragmented world", with war in Ukraine, the climate crisis and global trade tensions high on the agenda. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Is Geopolitics Damaging Industry?

FP convenes a discussion with four top global executives at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Then-Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó speaks.
Then-Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó speaks.

The World Is Done Waiting for Guaidó

The ouster of Venezuela’s would-be interim president has left U.S. policy in limbo, rapprochement in the air, and a legal mess for all.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, smile broadly amid a crowd of cheering followers after the civil rights leader's conviction for his part in the Montgomery bus boycott
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, smile broadly amid a crowd of cheering followers after the civil rights leader's conviction for his part in the Montgomery bus boycott

The Economic Philosophy of MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.’s critique of capitalism was central to his civil rights campaign from the start.

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