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Foreign Policy: news on page 27

Venezuela Unraveled

On the Podcast: A human rights activist describes life under Maduro.

The INF Treaty Is Dead. Is New START Next?

Experts worry about a new arms race after U.S. withdrawal from nuclear pact.
Sisterhood Is Powerful

Sisterhood Is Powerful

The Swedish Navy brass responded well to #MeToo. But real change came from the ranks.

What Putin Really Wants in Syria

Russia never sought to be a small-time fixer in the Middle East. Its goal was to reclaim its status as a global power broker.

Terrorism Threatens a Former Oasis of Stability in West Africa

Burkina Faso managed to avoid the violence that plagued its neighbors, but a combination of poverty, unstable neighbors, and weak security forces has opened the door for extremists.

Who Benefits From the U.S. Crackdown on Huawei?

Rival companies could get a boost—or face a backlash from China.
America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance

America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance

Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive.

American Markets Can Beat Chinese Money in Africa

For Prosper Africa to work, it needs to unleash the power of U.S. investors.

EU Offers Up a Meager Workaround to U.S. Iran Sanctions

The new vehicle will do little to ease Iran’s economic pain, though it should help humanitarian trade.

How Russia Is Strong-Arming Apple

Moscow is demanding control over users’ personal data.

It’s Time to Trust the Taliban

Afghanistan’s jihadi insurgents are ready to give America what it wants: defeat without humiliation.

As U.S. Mulls Withdrawal From Afghanistan, Russia Wants Back in

By holding its own peace talks, Moscow is laying the groundwork to play kingmaker.

The U.S. Has Wasted Billions of Dollars on Failed Arab Armies

Military cooperation with Middle East allies can work—if Washington rethinks its premises.

Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy, Long May It Reign

Stockholm should continue actively pursuing a foreign-policy agenda focused on gender equality. And the world should follow.

U.S. Intervention Could Be Maduro’s Lifeline

Attempts at regime change have backfired on Washington before.

Everything You Know About Global Order Is Wrong

If Western elites understood how the postwar liberal system was created, they’d think twice about asking for its renewal.

As Brexit Looms, the Rock Is in a Hard Place

In Gibraltar, a British territory, 96 percent of the population voted against Brexit, but they are also adamantly opposed to joint rule by Spain. It might be time to reconsider.

Will Zalmay Khalilzad Be Known as the Man Who Lost Afghanistan?

The lifelong booster of American power is caught between Trump’s withdrawal plans and the Taliban threat.

Can a New Currency End Tehran’s Economic Woes?

The Central Bank of Iran wants to take four zeros off the rial—but redenomination won’t work miracles.

The United States Doesn’t Have Your Back

The Trump administration’s message to Canada and other U.S. allies is clear: If you take heat for helping Washington, you’re on your own.