What’s Behind the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka?
Coordinated blasts recall the island country’s violent past.
The Ultra-Orthodox Will Determine Israel’s Political Future
Netanyahu’s embrace and the left’s hostility have made the fast-growing Haredi Jewish population the right’s most reliable constituency.
Americans Can’t Give Up The Cult of War
The endless conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East are ritual, not strategy.
The Double Talk of Trump’s Favorite Dictator
Sisi’s supporters praise his religious tolerance. They shouldn’t.
America’s Islamophobia Is Forged at the Pulpit
White evangelicals’ apocalyptic fantasies are driving U.S. policy.
Netanyahu Might Be the Best Hope for Israel’s Center-Left
For Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, joining a Likud-led government could be a more appealing option than the alternative.
Extremism Is Riyadh’s Top Export
Saudi Arabia is fighting for a dangerous monopoly on Islamic thought
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This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.
Islamophobes Came for Americans on the Campaign Trail
A new poll of Muslims who ran for office in the 2018 midterms shows how central bigotry has become to America's political life.
How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby
There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.
Don’t Blame the Orthodox Church for Nasty Political Games in the Holy Land
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is not deliberately selling off land to Israeli settlers. It has been the victim of fraud and attacks by Israeli extremists.
The Coming Fight for the Dalai Lama’s Soul
Beijing’s Buddhist diplomacy depends on controlling the Tibetan leader’s next reincarnation.
Poland Is Trying to Make Abortion Dangerous, Illegal, and Impossible
Ireland voted to liberalize abortion laws. The far-right government in Warsaw is moving in the opposite direction.
Holy Land for Sale
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is selling church land that’s ending up in the hands of Israeli settler groups. Its Palestinian Christian congregants are furious.
In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women
The Hindu practice of chhaupadi is dangerous and deadly, but legislation is not enough to stop it.
China’s Muslims Brace for Attacks
First, it was the Uighurs. Now, other Muslim minorities are being threatened—and the worst may be yet to come.
Bolsonaro’s Christian Coalition Remains Precarious
A loose alliance of Catholic and evangelical conservatives helped Brazil’s new president to power. But their continued support is far from certain.
Let Them Eat Statues
Narendra Modi is building multimillion-dollar monuments while India's poorest citizens die of hunger and preventable diseases.
Failed Prophecies Won’t Stop Trump’s True Believers
QAnon conspiracy theorists are bringing apocalyptic beliefs into the political mainstream.
‘It Starts With the Jews and It Doesn’t End There’
Simone Rodane-Benzaquen, head of American Jewish Committee in Europe, spoke with FP about anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic.