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Springtime for Strongmen

The world’s authoritarians are on the march—and the West helped pave the way.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the closing bell on Sept. 29, 2008. At the time, the Dow recorded its biggest closing drop in history, falling 777 points.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is the World Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?

New regulations and reforms have helped, but major threats still loom.

Klawe Rzeczy illustration for Foreign Policy; Photos by Bruce Bennett/David Becker/Fred Dufour/Getty Images

Who Will Win the Race for AI?

China and the United States are leading the pack—and the laggards face grave dangers.

The Fearless Girl statue looks up at Wall Street's Charging Bull sculpture in New York on March 29, 2018.  (Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The End of Economics?

Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.

Klawe Rzeczy illustration for Foreign Policy; Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/David Becker/Getty Images/Fred Dufour/Getty Images

Understanding Trump’s Trade War

This year will show what the president really wants. Here’s what to watch for.

Firefighters try to control a blaze as it spreads toward the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston in California on July 31, 2018. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

The Coming Climate Crisis

The Little Ice Age could offer a glimpse of our tumultuous future.

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India’s Digital Dreamer

Mukesh Ambani is betting on a smartphone revolution—and spending big money to make it happen.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the closing bell on Sept. 29, 2008. At the time, the Dow recorded its biggest closing drop in history, falling 777 points.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is the World Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?

New regulations and reforms have helped, but major threats still loom.

Klawe Rzeczy illustration for Foreign Policy; Photos by Bruce Bennett/David Becker/Fred Dufour/Getty Images

Who Will Win the Race for AI?

China and the United States are leading the pack—and the laggards face grave dangers.

Riccardo Vecchio Imprints illustration for Foreign Policy

Love After an Apocalypse

Holocaust survivor Marceline Loridan-Ivens never stopped grappling with loss—or fighting to live.

Klawe Rzeczy illustration for Foreign Policy; Jemal Countess/Getty Images

To Infinity and Beyond

Stephen Hawking’s insights about the universe were profound—but his insights into humanity were even more important.

Jacinda Ardern on Aug. 23, 2017. (David White/Fairfax Media)

The Kindness Quotient

Jacinda Ardern is the world’s anti-Trump.

Riccardo Vecchio Imprints illustration for Foreign Policy

Iran’s Deadly Puppet Master

Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains exactly why Qassem Suleimani is so dangerous.

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Taking on the Kremlin From His Couch

Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat are fighting Vladimir Putin and his ilk, using little more than computers and smartphones.

Riccardo Vecchio Imprints illustration for Foreign Policy

India’s Digital Dreamer

Mukesh Ambani is betting on a smartphone revolution—and spending big money to make it happen.

Gina Miller in London on Nov. 29, 2016. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

The Bane of the Brexiteers

How Gina Miller threw a wrench into Britain’s plans to leave the EU.

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Prevention Is the Best Medicine

From the United States to Africa, Mary-Claire King has revolutionized the fight against breast cancer—again and again.

March for Our Lives activists pose for a photo in Washington, D.C., in July 2018. Top, from left: Daniel Williams and Bria Smith. Seated, middle row, from left: Jammal Lemy, Matt Deitsch, Matt Post, Naomi Wadler, Alex King, Ramon Contreras, Jaclyn Corin, and Kyrah Simon. Seated on the floor, from left: Lauren Hogg, David Hogg, Emma González, and Brandon Farbstein. (Jesse Dittmar)

The Fight for Their Lives

The Parkland students’ big battle to get gun control on the ballot.

The Fix

People celebrate the results of the Irish referendum to overturn the country’s abortion ban in Dublin on May 26, 2018. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters)

A Jury of Peers

How Ireland used a Citizens’ Assembly to solve some of its toughest problems.

Decoder

(Musonda Kabwe for Foreign Policy)

Street Smart

Why South Africa’s formerly segregated townships are still central to its imagination.

Argument

A member of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces takes down a tattered Islamic State flag in Tabqa, Syria, in April 2017. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

The New Face of Terrorism in 2019

Forget the Middle East—it’s time to prepare for attacks from the former Soviet Union.

Debunker

(Illustration by Joan Wong for Foreign Policy; photos by U.S. Navy/ Roger Lemoyne/Getty Images/Charlie Archambalt/Getty Images/Couple/Globalphoto.com/Liaison/Getty Images)

The Small War That Wasn’t

Why the Kosovo conflict still matters today.

Argument

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in Washington on Jan. 30, 2018. (Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images)

Welcome to the World’s Least Ugly Economy

Despite inequality, debt, and a tariff war, the U.S. economy is still the strongest.

Passport

Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), right, cares for Rahil’s son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), after 
Rahil is detained in Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum. (Fares Sokhon/Sony Pictures Classics)

Broke in Beirut

In Capernaum, Nadine Labaki finds a new way for film to deal with poverty.

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Last Tango in Shanghai

How the ads in a crumbling newspaper offer glimpses of a vanished world.

In Chinese Parents, the player struggles with the challenges of raising a kid in modern China. (Coconut Island Games)

Press ‘A’ to Study Harder

A new video game captures the anxiety of Chinese parenting.

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