Our Top Weekend Reads
Why Biden thinks the way he does about foreign policy, what the future holds for an America on the brink, and what the Cold War policy of containment means for our current moment—all from our latest magazine issue.
FP Looks Back
Archival passages from writers such as Hillary Clinton, Kofi Annan, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and more show where we’ve been—and where we’re heading.
A Conservative Foreign Policy for the Future
Continuity, not revolution, should guide the United States.
Inside Joe Biden’s Foreign-Policy Worldview
The next U.S. president isn’t an intellectual—and that’s a good thing.
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.
America and the World: How to Build Back Better
Looking back on 50 years of U.S. foreign policy and the lessons they hold for Washington today.
Trump’s Final Foreign-Policy Report Card
A look back at four years of big ambitions, a handful of successes—and many more failures.
The Coming Republican Reckoning With Trump’s Legacy
Rebuilding Republican credibility in national security will require an honest look at Trumpism—and a return to our party’s foreign-policy principles.
Blinken Is Good Enough
What it takes to make a truly great secretary of state—and why the United States may not need one now.
How Biden’s Climate Plans Will Shake Up Global Energy Markets
The new administration will use foreign policy tools to promote climate goals, boost clean energy, and punish carbon-intensive production.
Biden May Win, but the Left Is Still Fighting for Influence
Continued Republican control of the Senate threatens to forestall both progressive cabinet picks and progressive policies.
If Biden Wins, Progressives Are Getting Their Wish List Ready
Internecine tensions within the Democratic Party have been tamped down to defeat Trump—but that truce could be over Wednesday.
Why Inclusion Is Important for U.S. Foreign Policy
If Washington chooses to reengage with the world, it will need to first champion diversity and gender equality.
Poll: How Biden and Trump Differ on Foreign Policy
A survey of academics underscores sharp divergences on key issues but expects bipartisan alignment next year on China, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism.