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U.S. and Turkey Avert Showdown Over Syria

U.S. and Turkey Avert Showdown Over Syria

The U.S. and Turkey agree to a safe zone in Syria, tensions spike between India and Pakistan, and more top news of the week.
Tensions Escalate Over Kashmir

Tensions Escalate Over Kashmir

Plus: More protests loom for Puerto Rico’s new governor and Trump’s top Latin America diplomat resigns.
Don’t Give Up on the ICC

Don’t Give Up on the ICC

The International Criminal Court has many flaws, but abandoning it now would give free rein to war criminals and open the door to impunity.
Is China Starting a Currency War?

Is China Starting a Currency War?

Introducing FP’s newsletter on China.
Moscow’s Mayor Has Kissed Putin’s Ring

Moscow’s Mayor Has Kissed Putin’s Ring

The leader of Russia’s capital was popular across the political spectrum—until the country’s most recent protests.
Trump’s Asylum Policies—and the Troops Who Enforce Them—Are Breaking the Law

Trump’s Asylum Policies—and the Troops Who Enforce Them—Are Breaking the Law

Under U.S. domestic and international law, public servants locking up immigrants at the border could be prosecuted.
Did Mohammed bin Salman Just Give Jihadis the World’s Greatest Terrorist Recruiting Tool?

Did Mohammed bin Salman Just Give Jihadis the World’s Greatest Terrorist Recruiting Tool?

Anger at the presence of U.S. troops on sacred Saudi soil led Osama bin Laden to found al Qaeda and wage jihad on the West. The crown prince’s decision to welcome them back could light the fuse again.
Trump Turns Up the Pressure on Maduro

Trump Turns Up the Pressure on Maduro

Plus: Talks deadlocked over Syria safe zone and backlash to Modi’s move on Kashmir.
The Mystery Man in the Senate Russia Report

The Mystery Man in the Senate Russia Report

New details suggest Moscow’s interference in the U.S. election may have been more extensive than thought, experts say.
African Governments Rush to Hire Trump-Linked Lobbyists

African Governments Rush to Hire Trump-Linked Lobbyists

Accused of atrocities, Cameroon is only the latest to jump in, employing a firm that just brought on Donald Trump’s former acting attorney general.
Japan Started a War It Wasn’t Ready to Fight

Japan Started a War It Wasn’t Ready to Fight

Tokyo picked a trade brawl with Seoul—but wasn't prepared for the inevitable blowback.
Currency War With China Dooms Trade Talks

Currency War With China Dooms Trade Talks

Trump’s puzzling move to ratchet up tensions won’t work, experts say.
Why Modi’s Kashmir Move Could Spark More Conflict

Why Modi’s Kashmir Move Could Spark More Conflict

Introducing FP’s new regional newsletter.
China’s Paramilitary Police Could Crush Hong Kong

China’s Paramilitary Police Could Crush Hong Kong

The People’s Armed Police, not the army itself, is the sharp edge of daily repression on the mainland.
The Future of the PLA

The Future of the PLA

How China will use its military might.
There’s More to Russia Than Putin

There’s More to Russia Than Putin

How the country’s governors will shape its future.
Tensions Spike as Turkey Threatens Syria Offensive

Tensions Spike as Turkey Threatens Syria Offensive

U.S. defense secretary says a Turkish incursion would be “unacceptable.”
Markets Brace for Another Tumble Amid Trade War Fears

Markets Brace for Another Tumble Amid Trade War Fears

Plus: Kashmir remains on lockdown and the U.S. maritime mission grows by one.
Will an Israeli Energy Boom Make the EU Pro-Israel?

Will an Israeli Energy Boom Make the EU Pro-Israel?

Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians.
Inside Kashmir’s Crisis—And What Happens Next

Inside Kashmir’s Crisis—And What Happens Next

A scholar of Indian politics says Modi’s unilateral move to revoke the disputed territory’s status “suggests a willingness to flout basic norms of democracy.”