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The Tragedy of Robert McFarlane

THE TRAGEDY OF ROBERT MCFARLANE

He aspired to be the next Henry Kissinger. Instead, he became embroiled in the Iran-Contra scandal.

‘The War Is 24/7': Russia Is Launching Night Raids in the Donbas

‘THE WAR IS 24/7': RUSSIA IS LAUNCHING NIGHT RAIDS IN THE DONBAS

Ukraine wants night vision tools to fight back.

 
 
 
U.S. Diplomats Abroad ‘Routinely Denied Access' to Reproductive Care

U.S. DIPLOMATS ABROAD ‘ROUTINELY DENIED ACCESS' TO REPRODUCTIVE CARE

A letter alleges the State Department put diplomats facing reproductive health emergencies in “life-threatening situations.”

Xi's Control of Domestic Politics Has Trapped Beijing Over Ukraine

XI'S CONTROL OF DOMESTIC POLITICS HAS TRAPPED BEIJING OVER UKRAINE

Analysts in China can't be open about what drives policy.

 
 
 
The World Needs an Economic NATO

THE WORLD NEEDS AN ECONOMIC NATO

Russia's war has turned sanctions into a powerful tool of statecraft. It's time to formally enshrine them.

Why Erdogan is Spoiling NATO's Nordic Welcome Party

WHY ERDOGAN IS SPOILING NATO'S NORDIC WELCOME PARTY

A team player on Ukraine, the Turkish leader is ready to use his leverage before accepting NATO's newest members.

 
 
 
North Korea May Be Trapped Between Famine and Plague

NORTH KOREA MAY BE TRAPPED BETWEEN FAMINE AND PLAGUE

As COVID-19 sweeps through the country, outside help is desperately needed.

NATO Countries Begin Ushering Finland and Sweden Into the Fold

NATO COUNTRIES BEGIN USHERING FINLAND AND SWEDEN INTO THE FOLD

The U.K. and several Nordic countries have offered security guarantees to what could be NATO's newest members.

 
 
 
The Global Roots of the Buffalo Shooting

THE GLOBAL ROOTS OF THE BUFFALO SHOOTING

White supremacists today are engaged in a global discussion, with violence part of the dialogue.

Biden OKs Plan to Send U.S. Troops Back to Somalia

BIDEN OKS PLAN TO SEND U.S. TROOPS BACK TO SOMALIA

But the Pentagon is deploying fewer this time.

 
 
 
Finns Show Up for Conscription. Russians Dodge It

FINNS SHOW UP FOR CONSCRIPTION. RUSSIANS DODGE IT

Two seemingly similar systems produce very different militaries.

Trump's Poison Pills Are Still Toxic

TRUMP'S POISON PILLS ARE STILL TOXIC

Whether it's Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor's foreign policy.

 
 
 
Democracy Is Not a Commodity

DEMOCRACY IS NOT A COMMODITY

The United States shouldn't bargain away Venezuela's future for oil.

How Private Oil Companies Took Over U.S. Energy Security

HOW PRIVATE OIL COMPANIES TOOK OVER U.S. ENERGY SECURITY

And why it's time to take it back.

 
 
 
Sweden Follows Finland's Steps Towards NATO

SWEDEN FOLLOWS FINLAND'S STEPS TOWARDS NATO

Sweden's ruling Social Democrats have decided to join the alliance in a historic shift.

How to Help Ukraine Fight Cultural Erasure

HOW TO HELP UKRAINE FIGHT CULTURAL ERASURE

Russia is seeking to destroy Ukrainian culture. The West must help those working to preserve it.

 
 
 
Africa's Stolen Art Debate Is Frozen in Time

AFRICA'S STOLEN ART DEBATE IS FROZEN IN TIME

Europe's arguments against restitution have ignored the legitimate claims of African scholars and governments for 50 years.

Where the West and China Find Common Ground

WHERE THE WEST AND CHINA FIND COMMON GROUND

A striking new translation of Chinese fairy tales shows a shared folkloric tradition.

 
 
 
What in the World?

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

This week in FP's international news quiz: a global COVID-19 meeting, a new South Korean president, and a first ladies' summit.

Ukraine Still Wants More Help to Win the War

UKRAINE STILL WANTS MORE HELP TO WIN THE WAR

Kyiv pleads for advanced gear as the Donbas fighting drags on, but advocates fear there's “not enough political will.”

 
 
 



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