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How to Save Global Capitalism From Itself

Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.

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The Ugly End of Chimerica

The coronavirus pandemic has turned a conscious uncoupling into a messy breakup.

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The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization as We Know It

The outbreak has been a gift to nativist nationalists and protectionists, and it is likely to have a long-term impact on the free movement of people and goods.

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Britain’s Post-Brexit Identity Crisis

Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.

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A Most Lonely Union

The EU is a creature of multilateralism. Can it survive in a deglobalized world?

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The Ugly End of Chimerica

The coronavirus pandemic has turned a conscious uncoupling into a messy breakup.

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The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization as We Know It

The outbreak has been a gift to nativist nationalists and protectionists, and it is likely to have a long-term impact on the free movement of people and goods.

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The 3 Most Polarizing Words in India

“Jai Shri Ram” was meant to be a celebration of a Hindu deity. But the phrase is turning into hate speech—and a dog whistle for attacks on Muslims.

Argument

A demonstrator holds a flag of Donetsk People's Republic as he is carried by fellow activists dressed as zombies outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on March 17, 2015.

The United States Needs to Declare War on Proxies

The most important takeaway from the killing of Qassem Suleimani doesn’t just have to do with Iran.

Argument

An Israeli settler walks past a Palestinian house with verandas covered in meshing along the Israeli-controlled Shuhada street in the West Bank city of Hebron on Jan. 28.

Trump’s Plan for Palestine Looks a Lot Like Apartheid

Israel has long resisted the South Africa analogy, but the U.S. government’s support for annexation is making it a reality.

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A Train to Nowhere

Hovertrains were meant to revolutionize British transport. But they never arrived.

Essay

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RIP the Carter Doctrine, 1980-2019

Donald Trump has torn up a foundation of U.S. foreign policy, and is causing irreparable damage to the Middle East—and world order—in the process.

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India’s high commissioner in London, V.K. Krishna Menon, signs the oath of allegiance to the Indian Constitution at India House in London in front of paintings of Jawaharlal Nehru and Mohandas Gandhi on Jan. 26, 1950.

Dismantling the World’s Largest Democracy

A new book recounts the inspiring story of how India’s constitution introduced democracy to people who had never experienced it before. Those freedoms are now in jeopardy.

Thomas Piketty is seen at the Paris School of Economics, where he teaches as a professor, May 2, 2014. Piketty, who is also director of studies at l'…cole des Hautes …tudes en Sciences Sociales, is an economist who studies wealth and inequality. He received media attention for his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and for his economic ideas criticizing the focus on austerity in Europe.

The Tyranny of Property

Thomas Piketty’s new book argues that rising inequality is explained by politics, not economics, and offers some radical solutions.

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Books in Brief

FP staff review recent releases on Chinese industrial espionage, the dissent channel in American diplomacy, and British anti-colonialism.

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War Movies After War

Shows like “Occupied” and “Blackout Country” give a taste of life in the new world of grayzone conflict.

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