Our Top Weekend Reads
Why Biden thinks the way he does about foreign policy, what the future holds for an America on the brink, and what the Cold War policy of containment means for our current moment—all from our latest magazine issue.
Trump Mounts Last-Minute Attempt to Starve Funding for Foreign Aid, Global Vaccine Efforts
But congressional sources say it’s highly unlikely lawmakers will cut billions of dollars of already appropriated funding.
The End of Swiss Neutrality
The country is campaigning for a seat on the U.N. Security Council, but taking on that role will clash with some fundamental tenets of Swiss foreign policy.
Russia’s Security Agencies Are Both Terrifying and Incompetent
The ineptitude of the FSB sends a message about how powerful it is.
FP Looks Back
Archival passages from writers such as Hillary Clinton, Kofi Annan, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and more show where we’ve been—and where we’re heading.
The American Far-Right Is Dangerous but Disorganized
Despite murderous ambitions and abundant guns, the Capitol assault was a failure.
The Next 50 Years of Foreign Policy
A survey of experts offers predictions on the future of U.S. leadership and geopolitical dominance.
Under Burns, the CIA Gets a New Focus
Biden’s pick for the agency’s director shows that diplomacy is back.
America Abandoned Its Economic Prophet. The World Embraced Him.
John Kenneth Galbraith was an intellectual celebrity 50 years ago—and it would be a mistake to ignore him today.
The Rise and Fall and Rise (and Fall) of the U.S. Financial Empire
The dollar is dead. Long live the dollar.
How to Restore U.S. Credibility in Africa
By standing up for democracy and free trade, the United States can outflank China and Russia, its authoritarian rivals on the continent.
A New Pivot to Asia
The fuzzy goodwill between Biden and America’s Asian allies will soon be tested by China’s growing power.
A Conservative Foreign Policy for the Future
Continuity, not revolution, should guide the United States.
Inside Joe Biden’s Foreign-Policy Worldview
The next U.S. president isn’t an intellectual—and that’s a good thing.