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In Kashmir, a Year of Exploding Memories

Foreign Policy - Sun, 02/08/2020 - 12:00
A year after the state’s special status was revoked, peace remains a distant hope.

When Everything Is a Crisis, Nothing Is

Foreign Policy - Sat, 01/08/2020 - 22:51
Invoking crisis is a favorite tactic of dictators—and widespread misuse of the word robs it of its power. 

Our Top Weekend Reads

Foreign Policy - Sat, 01/08/2020 - 15:00
African nations are fighting to repatriate their artifacts, Washington imposes sanctions on a Chinese paramilitary group, and the United States has a new opportunity to rethink its visa policies.

The Sociologist Who Could Save Us From Coronavirus

Foreign Policy - Sat, 01/08/2020 - 14:33
Ulrich Beck was a prophet of uncertainty—and the most important intellectual for the pandemic and its aftermath.

Najib’s Dirty Money

Foreign Policy - Sat, 01/08/2020 - 00:45
Is the guilty verdict in the prime minister’s corruption trial a sign of hope or business as usual?

Puerto Rico’s Colonial Model Doesn’t Serve Its People      

Foreign Policy - Sat, 01/08/2020 - 00:11
One year on from mass protests, Puerto Ricans are still questioning how to refresh the island’s relationship with the United States.

Zimbabwe Cracks Down on Protests as Economy Crumbles

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 23:32
With inflation running at 700 percent, the pandemic has left an already weak state on the brink.

Document of The Week: Global Plan for Sharing Vaccines

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 22:05
An alliance of international health organizations are competing with the United States and other rich countries in an effort to secure vaccines for the world’s neediest.

Vietnam Steps Up to Take ASEAN Leadership Role

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 21:32
Hanoi’s strong position on China and COVID-19 success bolster its status.

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Xinjiang’s Vast Paramilitary Settler Corps

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 21:11
Beijing is likely to react strongly to the first targeting of high-level officials and a government body.

‘The Tea Leaves Suggest That if He Doesn’t Cheat, He’s Going to Lose’

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 20:11
The presidential historian Timothy Naftali notes there’s no historical precedent for delaying an election, even in the middle of major wars, but Trump’s Republican Party is all about holding on to power.

Inside the Massive Foreign-Policy Team Advising Biden’s Campaign

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 19:24
If Joe Biden wins, here are some of the top foreign-policy experts who could be tapped for senior and midlevel jobs in the administration.

The Total Destruction of U.S. Foreign Policy Under Trump

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 17:24
His last remaining objective is obtaining foreign help for his reelection.

The End of Immigration Detention Doesn’t Mean the End of Fortress Europe

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 17:02
The coronavirus pandemic temporarily ended the practice of detaining and deporting asylum-seekers in many countries, but harsher border controls could make reaching Europe and the United States harder than ever.

Is This the Beginning of a New Cold War With China?

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 16:43
The clash between Washington and Beijing could be the start of a new ideological confrontation—or the inevitable fallout from a power transition.

The U.S. Is a Haven for Money Laundering. That Might Be About to Change.

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 16:27
Tucked into the sprawling defense authorization bill are measures to create a corporate ownership registry, which would plug one of America’s glaring gaps.

The U.S. Economy Is in Free Fall as Unemployment Benefits End

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 11:43
Millions of unemployed people are expected to be without benefits, setting the stage for another economic downturn later this year.

When It Comes to China, Americans Think Like Trump

Foreign Policy - Fri, 31/07/2020 - 00:34
Recent data suggests that most voters share the White House’s hawkish approach to China.

As Pandemic Rages, the United States Slashes an Economic Lifeline

Foreign Policy - Thu, 30/07/2020 - 23:00
Lockdowns and outbreaks have hit the poor hard—and governments worldwide are struggling.

As India Marks Anniversary, Kashmir Is Still in the Dark

Foreign Policy - Thu, 30/07/2020 - 22:35
Aug. 5 marks one year since Modi revoked Kashmir’s special status. But Kashmiris will be mostly cut off—high-speed internet has been shut off to the region once again.