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TRUMP'S PUNK ROCK NUCLEAR POLICY

The only reason to pull out of the INF Treaty is to give a middle finger to the world.

MERGING THE U.S. CONSULATE AND EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM IS A MISTAKE

Trump is pushing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict toward a one-state solution.

 
 
 

WOULD INF WITHDRAWAL RECREATE A NUCLEAR HAIR-TRIGGER WORLD?

Junk enough arms control treaties, and the Cold War balance of terror will reign once again-this time with China in the mix.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

A primer on Riyadh's denials, excuses, rationalizations, spin, and other acts of sophistry about the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

 
 
 

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ERASING REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AT HOME AND ABROAD

The removal of information from the State Department's annual reports has grave consequences for human rights monitoring worldwide.

TRUMP'S PLAN TO LEAVE A MAJOR ARMS TREATY WITH RUSSIA MIGHT ACTUALLY BE ABOUT CHINA

Leaving the agreement clears the way for the U.S. to boost its conventional forces in the Pacific.

 
 
 

THE SAUDIS ARE KILLING AMERICA'S MIDDLE EAST POLICY

Mohammad bin Salman isn't just ruining his own reputation-he's spoiling Washington's policies across the region.

REFERENDUM REDUX?

Two years after deciding to leave the European Union, many Brits want a second vote on Brexit.

 
 
 

SAUDI KHASHOGGI CLAIMS FALL FLAT; RIYADH BLINDSIDED; BOLTON IN MOSCOW

Everything you need to know about Saudi Arabia's claim that Khashoggi was killed during a fight inside its Istanbul consulate, the...

CAMEROON'S PAUL BIYA GIVES A MASTER CLASS IN FAKE DEMOCRACY

One of the world's most experienced autocrats has clinched another seven-year term by bending the rules of the game in his direction...

 
 
 

AFGHANISTAN'S STRONGMAN DEMOCRACY

Flawed and messy as it was, the vote was still good for democracy.

THE KINGDOM'S HACKERS AND BOTS

Saudi Arabia is using cutting-edge technology to track dissidents and stifle dissent.

 
 
 

FEW SIGNS OF PROGRESS ON DENUCLEARIZATION AS U.S., SOUTH KOREA CANCEL ANOTHER MAJOR MILITARY EXERCISE

Current and former U.S. officials say North Korea is dragging its heels, but Seoul and Pyongyang are still talking.

THE TOURISM CURSE

Like a wealth of oil, lots of visitors can become a development trap. Here's how to avoid it.

 
 
 

DID CAMP DAVID DOOM THE PALESTINIANS?

A new diplomatic history argues that the United States, Egypt, and Israel prevented a Palestinian state from emerging. But leaders...

THE SAD DECLINE OF BRAZIL'S POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT

Voters are manifesting their profound unhappiness with the status quo. Jair Bolsonaro is the result.

 
 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT CONSIDERING PUBLIC DIPLOMACY OVERHAUL

The revamp comes as officials debate how to counter Russian and Chinese influence campaigns.

THE TRADE WAR HAS CLAIMED ITS FIRST VICTIM

Tariffs from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, and the EU may have damaged the WTO beyond repair.

 
 
 

INTRODUCING FIRST PERSON, FOREIGN POLICY'S NEW FLAGSHIP PODCAST

Weekly episodes will feature interviews with people who have participated in world events.

ALL ALONE NOW, THE SAUDIS WILL DANGLE BIG CONTRACTS TO KEEP TRUMP ON BOARD

The president doesn't seem to realize that the embattled crown prince needs American weapons and knowhow more than the U.S. needs Saudi...

 
 
 



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