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An upside down U.S. flag is shown with the U.S. Supreme Court building in the background.
An upside down U.S. flag is shown with the U.S. Supreme Court building in the background.

America Is Losing Its Value Proposition

The future will not be pretty for the United States if it cannot rediscover some of the idealism that marked its long rise.

Castillo sits in a dark room beside other people, with a slight frown on his face.
Castillo sits in a dark room beside other people, with a slight frown on his face.

Peru’s Democracy Is Dying

Pedro Castillo promised leftist reform. His incompetency has left his country’s democracy on its last legs.

Gay rights activists march during a rally against Russia’s then-proposed “gay propaganda” law in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 1, 2013.
Gay rights activists march during a rally against Russia’s then-proposed “gay propaganda” law in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 1, 2013.
Members of the Taliban stand in front of a Blackhawk helicopter.
Members of the Taliban stand in front of a Blackhawk helicopter.

Afghans Battle Another Blow After Big Earthquake

The Taliban can’t govern in normal times, let alone disaster response.

Abortion rights activists protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court.
Abortion rights activists protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

What in the World?

This week in FP’s international news quiz: Israel’s government falls, BRICS gathers, and Roe v. Wade is overturned.

A protester against Chinese repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
A protester against Chinese repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

How Congress Rallied Against Oppression in Xinjiang

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was a rare—and messy—bipartisan success.

Supporters of Nigeria’s ruling party All Progressive Congress and its presidential nominee, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, jubilate after the party announced him as the winner of its presidential primary at Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria, on June 8.
Supporters of Nigeria’s ruling party All Progressive Congress and its presidential nominee, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, jubilate after the party announced him as the winner of its presidential primary at Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria, on June 8.

Nigeria’s All-Male Gerontocracy Won’t Go Away

Africa’s largest democracy systematically excludes women and young people from politics in a country where the median age is 18.

Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset in Jerusalem.

Bibi Sees a Path Back to Leadership After Israeli Government Dissolves

But a fifth election in less than four years is more likely to produce deadlock—again.

The Grohnde nuclear power plant
The Grohnde nuclear power plant

Germany Confronts Its Nuclear Demons

Opposition to all things nuclear was the bedrock of the modern German political psyche. Then came Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Ones and Tooze Override Photo
Ones and Tooze Override Photo

The Fed Interest Rate Hike

Plus: Colombia’s critical election on Sunday.

Supporters of the Tunisian General Labor Union gather with national flags.
Supporters of the Tunisian General Labor Union gather with national flags.

What in the World?

This week in FP’s international news quiz: weapons tests, union strikes, and a new virus spreading around the world.

People attend the Conservative Political Action Conference in São Paulo on Oct. 11, 2019.
People attend the Conservative Political Action Conference in São Paulo on Oct. 11, 2019.

A Far-Right Huddle in São Paulo

CPAC Brasil is evidence that Bolsonaro’s brand of conservatism is becoming more mainstream elsewhere in South America.

U.S. Agency for International Development administrator Samantha Power testifies.
U.S. Agency for International Development administrator Samantha Power testifies.
Families look out from screened windows.
Families look out from screened windows.

Syrian Refugees Find Little Hope in Lebanon’s Election

Lebanon’s large refugee population has long given up on their futures in the country.

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