Iran’s Revolution Is Eating Its Own
By purging veteran politicians, abandoning the pretense of free elections, and letting the welfare state decay, Tehran is playing with fire.
Cameroon Hosts Africa Cup of Nations Amid Ongoing Violence
The soccer tournament is being held in the middle of ongoing conflict—and is still fighting for the world’s respect.
When Putin Loved NATO
Former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, who had a cordial relationship with the Russian leader, recalls an era when Moscow wanted closer ties with the West.
France’s Iron Lady
Can Valérie Pécresse reunite the right and defeat French President Emmanuel Macron?
Novak Djokovic’s Visa Cancellation Is About Politics, Not Health
The Australian government attempts to hide its COVID-19 mismanagement.
What in the World?
This week in FP’s international news quiz: U.S.-Russia talks, a prime minister in hot water, and fresh sanctions in West Africa.
Venezuela’s Opposition Wins on Hugo Chávez’s Home Turf
What the sweeping electoral victory means for the future.
Biden Plans U.N. Showdown if Russia Invades Ukraine
There’s lots of history at the Security Council, but few changes.
Russia Talks Show No Sign of a Quick Resolution on Ukraine Crisis
U.S. and allies bat down Russian proposals to halt NATO expansion.
Kazakhstan Exposes the Central Flaw of Biden’s Foreign-Policy Doctrine
Lofty democratic rhetoric can’t compete with autocratic boots on the ground. That should make Washington uncomfortable.
Sudan’s Future Hangs in the Balance
Demonstrators find themselves at odds with key U.N. and U.S. mediators.
Kazakhstan’s Protests Aren’t a Color Revolution
The country’s widespread popular demonstrations transcended class, region, and politics—making them distinct from those in Belarus and Ukraine.
Kazakhstan’s Instability Has Been Building for Years
As violence subsides, the country’s future remains uncertain.