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‘Afghan Women' Aren't Who You Think They Are

‘AFGHAN WOMEN' AREN'T WHO YOU THINK THEY ARE

Western powers and donors created a category that consigned the women of Afghanistan to perpetual victimhood-while all parties instrumentalized...

What Does China Want?

WHAT DOES CHINA WANT?

Beijing's ambitions are about to crash into its problems.

 
 
 
One Year Later, Afghanistan Is a Land of Shrugs and Sadness

ONE YEAR LATER, AFGHANISTAN IS A LAND OF SHRUGS AND SADNESS

The return of the Taliban may have ended the fighting. The suffering goes on.

The World Is Seeing How the Dollar Really Works

THE WORLD IS SEEING HOW THE DOLLAR REALLY WORKS

By raising interest rates, the Federal Reserve strengthened the U.S. currency-and revealed its centrality to global order.

 
 
 
Trump Under Investigation for Possible Violations of Espionage Act

TRUMP UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF ESPIONAGE ACT

Top secret classified information was among the documents recovered from the former president's Florida resort.

What in the World?

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

This week in FP's international news quiz: Ukraine fights on, Kenya votes, and Trump's residence gets raided.

 
 
 
How to Prosecute Russia's War Crimes

HOW TO PROSECUTE RUSSIA'S WAR CRIMES

A new initiative centers justice in Ukraine itself.

Will an Attack on Crimea Change the Course of the Ukraine War?

WILL AN ATTACK ON CRIMEA CHANGE THE COURSE OF THE UKRAINE WAR?

Kyiv has shown that it can hit far behind enemy lines, but putting Crimea in play may deal a psychological blow without altering the...

 
 
 
Russia and Iran Threats Put Missile Defense Back on the Agenda

RUSSIA AND IRAN THREATS PUT MISSILE DEFENSE BACK ON THE AGENDA

In Europe and the Middle East, plans for missile defense are a mixed blessing.

South Korea's Unequal Flood Disaster

SOUTH KOREA'S UNEQUAL FLOOD DISASTER

The record downpours highlight not only the challenges of climate change, but a housing crisis without end.

 
 
 
How China-Taiwan Tensions Play Out in India

HOW CHINA-TAIWAN TENSIONS PLAY OUT IN INDIA

South Asia has closer ties with Beijing, but the risk of escalation presents a challenge, especially for New Delhi.

Russia's Gone Nuclear in Ukraine-With Power Plants, not Missiles

RUSSIA'S GONE NUCLEAR IN UKRAINE-WITH POWER PLANTS, NOT MISSILES

The United States and United Nations have told Moscow to stop holding Europe's biggest nuclear reactor hostage.

 
 
 
India's Beef With China Sizzles at Over 10,000 Feet

INDIA'S BEEF WITH CHINA SIZZLES AT OVER 10,000 FEET

And the Pentagon wants to help India in the mountaintop brawl.

Turkey Is the Biggest Swing Player in the Russia-Ukraine War

TURKEY IS THE BIGGEST SWING PLAYER IN THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR

Ankara has used its unique position for a strategic advantage.

 
 
 
Is Moqtada al-Sadr Trying to Stage a Jan. 6 Insurrection in Iraq?

IS MOQTADA AL-SADR TRYING TO STAGE A JAN. 6 INSURRECTION IN IRAQ?

The cleric's “spontaneous peaceful revolution” is more of a bid to maintain his own influence-and the political status quo.

Has Scholz Shaken Off His Doubters?

HAS SCHOLZ SHAKEN OFF HIS DOUBTERS?

After a stop-start beginning, Scholz's stewardship of Germany's foreign policy is a lot more stable.

 
 
 
Ukraine Tries to Blow Up Russia's Grip on Crimea

UKRAINE TRIES TO BLOW UP RUSSIA'S GRIP ON CRIMEA

Ukraine isn't taking credit for the strikes, but officials see them as an effort to cut Russian supply lines.

Germany's Frantic Push to Reduce Gas Consumption

GERMANY'S FRANTIC PUSH TO REDUCE GAS CONSUMPTION

As Russia weaponizes its gas exports, Germany is left scrambling to meet its needs-and reduction targets.

 
 
 
Meet the Woman Who Makes the Taliban Squirm

MEET THE WOMAN WHO MAKES THE TALIBAN SQUIRM

Tafsir Siyaposh has spent the past year pressing the Taliban on women's rights by besting them at their own theological jousts on live...

Liz Truss Is Ready to Flex London's Muscles Abroad

LIZ TRUSS IS READY TO FLEX LONDON'S MUSCLES ABROAD

Britain's likely next prime minister is a foreign-policy hard-liner.

 
 
 



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A Science Fiction Writer's Non-Utopian Hope on Climate Change

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