How to Heal the NATO Alliance
Brookings scholar Victoria Nuland on why it’s troubled and what to do about it.
How North African Migrants Ended Up in Permanent Detention
The Irish journalist Sally Hayden has traced the story of many of them.
Fixing the U.S. Relationship With China
Brookings scholar Ryan Hass on what’s driving America’s new cold war and what to do about it.
Why Hong Kongers Are Still Protesting Against Chinese Rule
A democracy activist describes how the demonstrations got underway and where they go from here.
Fighting Russian Disinformation
Brookings scholar Alina Polyakova on why the United States needs to go on the offense.
Why for Some Spaniards the Wounds of the Civil War Never Healed
A new film traces the stories of people still seeking justice for Franco's crimes.
Resetting the U.S. Relationship With Saudi Arabia
Brookings scholar Bruce Riedel on how America's oldest alliance in the Middle East is being tested and what to do about it.
Haven America or Fortress America?
Harvard historian Jill Lepore on the long and tortured history of the U.S. immigration debate.
Coming Sept. 23: And Now the Hard Part
Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for a new podcast focused on practical solutions to the biggest challenges facing the world today.
Trailer: Introducing And Now the Hard Part
From Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution: Each week we look at one of the world’s toughest problems and suggest a way forward—all in under 30 minutes.
Roots of a Quagmire
On the podcast: America’s first post-9/11 envoy to Afghanistan recounts the early months of the war there.
The Future of Kashmir
How India decided to end the area’s autonomous status and what it means for the region.
Death on Everest
On the podcast: An American mountaineer describes the dangers of climbing the world’s tallest peak.
How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need
On the podcast: José Andrés on food insecurity, Puerto Rico, and battling hunger.
How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators
On the podcast: A new film explores the experience of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy
On the podcast: The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the harrowing story of her own family’s one-child ordeal.
Trump, Immigration, and the Fight for America’s Soul
On the podcast: Where Trump’s effort to block asylum-seekers fits in the history of U.S. immigration policy.
A Survivor’s Struggle to Care for Her People and Herself
On the podcast: The filmmaker Alexandria Bombach followed the Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad for the film “On Her Shoulders.”
A U.S. Marine Looks Back at Fallujah
On the podcast: Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Argentina, Iran, and the Enduring Mystery Surrounding the Death of a Special Prosecutor
On the podcast: Alberto Nisman accused Argentina’s president of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Then he was shot in the head.