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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters during a campaign rally and military parade on Brazil’s 200th Independence Day at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 7.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters during a campaign rally and military parade on Brazil’s 200th Independence Day at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 7.

How Bolsonaro Changed the Brazilian Right

Sunday’s election cemented the far-right president’s dominance of a formerly moderate camp.

An offshore natural gas production platform is seen from Dor, a coastal town in northern Israel, on Dec. 31, 2019.
An offshore natural gas production platform is seen from Dor, a coastal town in northern Israel, on Dec. 31, 2019.

Don’t Let Politics Kill the Lebanon-Israel Gas Deal

A U.S.-brokered maritime border agreement could have profound effects on the entire Middle East.

People protest against the Czech Republic’s government.
People protest against the Czech Republic’s government.

Putin’s Energy Warfare Is Testing Central Europe’s Resolve

The region’s support for Ukraine is caving under the pressure of soaring bills.

Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jets release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square during the general rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 7, 2022.
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jets release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square during the general rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 7, 2022.

A Sneak Preview of a Better Russia

Imagining the post-Putin government that Russians—and the world—deserve.

A person stands amid colorful piles on red-brown earth.
A person stands amid colorful piles on red-brown earth.

How NGOs Bolster Democracy

Nongovernmental organizations have the potential to undermine authoritarian governance, which must be why they face widespread crackdowns around the world.

A plane takes off from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Aug. 29, 2021.
A plane takes off from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Aug. 29, 2021.

How Western Errors Let the Taliban Win in Afghanistan

NATO’s last man in Kabul helped facilitate the airlift and had a front-row seat to the Taliban takeover of the capital.

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong attends the Pacific Islands Forum.
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong attends the Pacific Islands Forum.

Penny Wong Wants Australia to Be More Than a Supporting Player

Can the new foreign minister escape the slipstream of the superpowers?

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Ones-And-Tooze-podcast-series-1500x1000-site (1)

Britain’s Economic Free Fall

How long can London sustain the economic bleeding?

An official searches the court archive at Albania's Supreme Court
An official searches the court archive at Albania's Supreme Court

What in the World?

This week in FP’s international news quiz: a journey through the Foreign Policy archives.

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng holds a folder that reads "The Growth Plan 2022"
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng holds a folder that reads "The Growth Plan 2022"

Is the British Economy in a Doom Loop?

The currency value has fallen to a historic low, but the bigger problem may be investors opting out of government bonds.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro participates in the birthday worship for the pastor Silas Malafaia at Assembléia de Deus Vitória em Cristo Church in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 15.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro participates in the birthday worship for the pastor Silas Malafaia at Assembléia de Deus Vitória em Cristo Church in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 15.

The Battle for Brazil’s Evangelicals

After fueling Bolsonaro’s rise, some are flocking to Lula’s camp with earthly—and heavenly—concerns.

A man carries his son as they walk past a graffiti on a wall depicting a Ukrainian soldier firing a U.S.-made Javelin portable anti-tank missile system, in Kyiv, on July 29.
A man carries his son as they walk past a graffiti on a wall depicting a Ukrainian soldier firing a U.S.-made Javelin portable anti-tank missile system, in Kyiv, on July 29.

In Washington, Everyone Wins if Ukraine Wins

How backing Kyiv can bridge the partisan divide and make U.S. foreign policy great again.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly pose for a photograph during the G-7 summit in Liverpool, England, on Dec. 12, 2021.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly pose for a photograph during the G-7 summit in Liverpool, England, on Dec. 12, 2021.
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 woman looks down at her phone on a sidewalk near a banner showing Assad's and Putin's faces with the caption “Justice Prevails" on it in Arabic.
A woman looks down at her phone on a sidewalk near a banner showing Assad's and Putin's faces with the caption “Justice Prevails" on it in Arabic.

The Folly of Reengaging Assad

Jordan tried to reestablish ties with the Syrian dictator’s regime. It was a disaster.

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