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How a Band of Activists Negotiated a CA$40 Billion Settlement for Canada’s Indigenous Children

The agreement with the government follows decades of underfunding and a 15-year court battle.

Micronesia President David Panuelo, Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, U.S. President Joe Biden, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape find their places along with other leaders from the Pacific Islands region before taking a photograph on the North Portico of the White House September 29, 2022 in Washington.
Micronesia President David Panuelo, Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, U.S. President Joe Biden, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape find their places along with other leaders from the Pacific Islands region before taking a photograph on the North Portico of the White House September 29, 2022 in Washington.

A Summit Can’t Fix America’s Pacific Islands Problems

They don’t just want a diplomatic deal; they want a reckoning with a history of abuse.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the groundbreaking of a new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility near New Albany, Ohio, on Sept. 9.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the groundbreaking of a new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility near New Albany, Ohio, on Sept. 9.

What America’s Plan to Bring Home Technology Manufacturing Gets Wrong

Asia will remain central to U.S. supply chains, but the right policies could accelerate the shift from China to friendlier countries.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik stands as President Donald Trump recognizes her for her work
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik stands as President Donald Trump recognizes her for her work

Elise Stefanik Is Most Likely to Succeed

A young woman once hailed as the future of the Republican Party embraces Trumpism to stay that way.

A U.S. High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) fires during a military exercise.
A U.S. High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) fires during a military exercise.

Why Arming Allies Is America’s Smartest, Safest Strategy

Russia’s war has exposed Washington’s reluctance to provide advanced arms as a dangerous misconception.

U.S. President Joe Biden listens to remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on May 19.
U.S. President Joe Biden listens to remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on May 19.

Russia’s Defeat Would Be America’s Problem

Victory in Ukraine could easily mean hubris in Washington.

Peace activists wearing masks of Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and U.S. President Joe Biden pose with mock nuclear missiles in front of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on Jan. 29, 2021.
Peace activists wearing masks of Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and U.S. President Joe Biden pose with mock nuclear missiles in front of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on Jan. 29, 2021.

The Crazy Logic of Brinksmanship Is Back

The West can only counter Putin’s nuclear threats with ruinous threats of its own.

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The dome of the U.S. Capitol

5 Midterm Foreign-Policy Shake-Ups to Watch on Capitol Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decision has changed the race, but foreign policy is on the ballot, too.

Ex-combatants of the FARC-People’s Army listen to a U.N. member speak on humanitarian demining in the municipality of La Montañita, Caquetá, Colombia, on Oct. 9, 2019.
Ex-combatants of the FARC-People’s Army listen to a U.N. member speak on humanitarian demining in the municipality of La Montañita, Caquetá, Colombia, on Oct. 9, 2019.

The U.N.’s Small Success Stories

The organization has been criticized aplenty this week. Its missions in Colombia, Honduras, and Venezuela could be a silver lining.

Workers transfer goods at a port in China amid an ongoing trade war with the United States.
Workers transfer goods at a port in China amid an ongoing trade war with the United States.

Who’s Winning the U.S.-China Trade War? No One

With no end in sight, nationalism is trumping economic wisdom as global recession looms.

Cases of bottled water are handed out in Mississippi.
Cases of bottled water are handed out in Mississippi.

Biden Should Embrace the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

Many of his domestic policy priorities align with the global campaign.

An immigrant father from Colombia holds his child after crossing the border from Mexico, as they await processing by the U.S. Border Patrol, on May 19 in Yuma, Arizona.
An immigrant father from Colombia holds his child after crossing the border from Mexico, as they await processing by the U.S. Border Patrol, on May 19 in Yuma, Arizona.

Why Skills-Based Immigration Is the Best Option for America

A meticulous and groundbreaking book on immigration chronicles the history of upward mobility in the United States—but falls short as an argument against a more selective policy.

An excavator transfers imported iron ore at a port in Rizhao, China, on May 15, 2019.
An excavator transfers imported iron ore at a port in Rizhao, China, on May 15, 2019.
A silhouette of diplomats meeting in Belgrade on Dec. 3, 2015.
A silhouette of diplomats meeting in Belgrade on Dec. 3, 2015.

The U.N. Gave a Quiet Diplomat the Wrong Job

Volker Türk lacks the temperament to be the United Nations human rights chief.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

‘Russians Are Feeling the Pressure’

What U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield wants from the 77th U.N. General Assembly.

A soldier of the Polish Army sits in a tank as a NATO flag flies behind during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on June 18, 2015 in Zagan, Poland.
A soldier of the Polish Army sits in a tank as a NATO flag flies behind during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on June 18, 2015 in Zagan, Poland.

Which NATO Do We Need?

Four possible futures for the trans-Atlantic alliance.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a primetime speech at Independence National Historical Park Sept. 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a primetime speech at Independence National Historical Park Sept. 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

What Does Biden’s Confrontational Speech Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?

Framing geopolitics in terms of democracy and autocracy won’t necessarily help bring peace.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a political rally in 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a political rally in 2018.

Why Trumpism Will Endure

The former U.S. president took control of a party that had already destroyed itself, several new books contend, and his malign influence will long survive him.

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