America’s Conspiratorial Delusions Weren’t Born Under Trump
False realities have been part of the U.S. political scene for decades.
In Brazil, QAnon Has a Distinctly Bolsonaro Flavor
A deluge of online conspiracy theories is dividing an already polarized country.
Autocrats Have a Playbook—Now Democrats Need One Too
With democracy still in retreat, it is time to get smart about fighting back.
QAnon Will Survive Yet Another Apocalyptic Disappointment
The sprawling conspiracy theory’s visions of a hidden world have always been an excuse for failure.
Washington Must Treat White Supremacist Terrorism as a Transnational Threat
After the Capitol attack, the U.S. government needs to recognize racist extremists as a national security risk and create a high-level counterterrorism czar to disrupt their financing and dismantle their networks.
Wonks Gone Wild
In FP’s 50 years, its writers’ forecasts have ranged from prescient to spectacularly wrong. That’s because the field of international relations rewards catastrophic thinking.
The Case for a Middle Path in U.S. Foreign Policy
Neither pure isolationism nor unchecked internationalism has served the United States well. It’s time for a third option.
Miami’s Spanish-Language Media Is Overrun With Trumpist Conspiracies
Right-wing Cuban Americans believe they’re fighting U.S. communism.
QAnon Is Trumpism Now
The sprawling conspiracy theory is dying—and being reborn as the new normal of the Republican Party.
As QAnon Copes With Trump’s Likely Loss, They Wonder Where Q Is
The pseudonymous leader of the conspiracy theory hasn’t posted for days.
In Likely Lost Election, QAnon Sees Even More Conspiracies
Trump’s most dedicated supporters are going into a spiral online.
QAnon Followers Trust ‘the Plan,’ Not the Polls
Many adherents of the conspiracy theory believe Trump’s victory is preordained.
The Case Against Big Tech’s Election Strategies
Misinformation is hyperlocal. Attempts to counter it should be, too.
QAnon’s Sound and Fury
Where the conspiracy came from and what it means for politics at home—and abroad.
QAnon’s Creator Made the Ultimate Conspiracy Theory
There’s no fact the sprawling movement can’t dismiss—and no madness it can’t imagine.
QAnon Destroys Lives. Now It’s Coming for Congress.
It’s hard—but possible—to save people from the conspiracy theory’s grip.
Oh God, Not the Peloponnesian War Again
Western strategists need to learn some new history. Here are eight suggestions from Asia.
What American Century?
Those who worry about—or cheer—its demise don’t realize that there never was one.
Countries Should Mind Their Own Business
Two cheers for a classic idea that’s been out of fashion for too long: state sovereignty.