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Crises Only Sometimes Lead to Change. Here’s Why.

The coronavirus pandemic won’t automatically lead to reforms. Great upheavals only bring systemic change when reformers have a plan—and the power to implement it.

People wait in line to receive food in Queens, New York, on May 11.

To Fight Inequality, the United States Needs an FDR. Can Biden Deliver?

The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a modern-day New Deal—but only if Democrats have the courage to replace failed economic policies with radical reforms.

A team of dressmakers works in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 22, 2012.

This Is What the Future of Globalization Will Look Like

The pandemic proved, once and for all, that the world can’t be flat. But global trade can recover—if we rewrite the rules.

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Margrethe Vestager Is Still Coming for Big Tech

The coronavirus pandemic has made the world more reliant on technology. The EU’s competition commissioner says that makes her fight more urgent.

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Welcome to the Post-Leader World

The United States has abdicated its dominant role. Here’s how to fill the gap.

People wait in line to receive food in Queens, New York, on May 11.

To Fight Inequality, the United States Needs an FDR. Can Biden Deliver?

The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a modern-day New Deal—but only if Democrats have the courage to replace failed economic policies with radical reforms.

A team of dressmakers works in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 22, 2012.

This Is What the Future of Globalization Will Look Like

The pandemic proved, once and for all, that the world can’t be flat. But global trade can recover—if we rewrite the rules.

Essay

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China Has Two Paths to Global Domination

And a lot is riding on whether Washington can figure out which strategy Beijing has chosen.

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Fighting for U.S. Values Abroad, Black Diplomats Struggle With Challenges at Home

Protests against racism are shedding light on a silent morale crisis within parts of America’s diplomatic corps.

Argument

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Why Race Matters in International Relations

Western dominance and white privilege permeate the field. It’s time to change that.

Decoder

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How Muscle Works in Moscow

Understanding “krysha,” the word that explains why Russian life is all about having the right kind of protection.

Profile

Thae Yong-ho, a former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom, on Jan. 19, 2017.

The Future of Korean Politics Might Be This Defector From Pyongyang

Thae Yong-ho went from North Korean diplomat to South Korean politician.

Argument

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Defund the Police, Then Defund the Military

Democrats used to have a clearer agenda for cracking down on an out-of-control military. It’s time to bring that back.

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A Portrait of India on Fire

Megha Majumdar’s bestselling novel “A Burning” begins with a train in flames. But what really gets torched is the Indian Dream.

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Books in Brief

Read Foreign Policy staffers’ reviews of recent releases on America in the world, English piracy in the Indian Ocean, and mass murder in Indonesia.

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Empire’s Little Helper

Chinese history shows that where soldiers march, plague follows.

U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger appears before the Senate Appropriations Committee in Washington on April 15, 1975, to urge approval of President Gerald Ford's request for military and humanitarian aid to South Vietnam.

Welcome Back to Kissinger’s World

Neoconservatism has died, and liberal internationalism is discredited. Perhaps it’s time to return to the ideas of one of the last century’s greatest realists.

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