Why Modi Is Suddenly Everywhere
After his disastrous handling of COVID-19, India’s prime minister is attempting to seize back the narrative.
What the German Election Taught America About Democracy
Americans concerned about the future of their democracy can learn from the system they helped install in Germany.
Sectarian Violence Is Lebanese Elites’ Comfort Zone
Open battle broke out in downtown Beirut this week—and the chances for political justice slipped further away.
Will Britain’s Conservatives Be in Power Permanently?
A new book argues that Boris Johnson’s government is already losing its grip. Here’s why that’s wishful thinking.
What in the World?
This week in FP’s international news quiz: The Taliban seek international recognition, a scandal rocks the IMF, and Iraq holds elections.
Unite Jordan and Palestine—Again
Amman should reannex the West Bank to end Israel’s illegal occupation, bring peace and prosperity, and give Palestinians democratic rights.
Lebanon Is Europe’s Most Urgent Challenge
A collapsing state risks creating a catastrophic refugee crisis.
To Fix Foreign Aid, Pay the Poor Directly
Donor countries are questioning the merits of a broken system. They must radically reevaluate how they deliver aid—not stop providing it.
There’s a Merkel-Sized Hole in European Conservatism
Pushed by an ascendent far-right, the search for an attractive, modern conservatism won’t be easy.
The Biggest Loser of Iraq’s Election Could Be Iran
Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they’ll reject the results, and are threatening violence.
Post-Pandemic Authoritarianism Looms in Indonesia
A crackdown on government critics accompanied coronavirus lockdowns. It hasn’t let up.
What in the World?
This week in FP’s international news quiz: Nobel Prizes, digital outages, and the first movie filmed in space.
Why Germany’s Far-Right Remains on the Fringes
Although the AfD can’t be ruled out as a political force, observers see lessons in recent elections on how to quell radical populism.
Nigeria’s Legislature Is Siding With Autocracy
Democracy is at risk as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s power grows unchecked.
The View From Iran: What the Raisi Administration Wants in the Nuclear Talks
President Ebrahim Raisi doesn’t consider reviving the nuclear deal a top priority.