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Here’s How Trump Should Prepare for Iranian Escalation

Once sanctions are back in full force, the United States needs to be ready for the worst.

A Second Vote on Brexit Won’t Enhance Democracy. It Will Undermine It.

The elitist proponents of a “people’s vote” don’t care about the popular will. They only care about getting the outcome they want.
FP’s Guide to the Brazilian Election

FP’s Guide to the Brazilian Election

Ten things to read or listen to before the vote.

Flirting With Fascism

On the podcast: How Brazilians grew tired of democracy and rallied around a strongman.
China’s Nightmare Homestay

China’s Nightmare Homestay

In Xinjiang, unwanted Chinese guests monitor Uighur homes 24/7.

How to Compromise With Populism

It’s still possible to prevent the West from collapsing into permanent culture war—but only if it takes a totally new approach to nationalism.

Italy’s Left-Wing Populists Won’t Stop the Far-Right. They’ll Strengthen It.

The Five Star Movement’s most prominent leftist, Alessandro Di Battista, is returning to politics, but don’t expect him to reverse the government’s anti-immigrant agenda.

Poland’s Opposition Has Nobody to Blame but Itself

After another lackluster election, Polish liberals should stop attacking the government and start taking a hard look in the mirror.

Bolton’s Whisper Campaign to Oust Mattis

Sources say the hawkish national security advisor is behind rumors that the defense secretary plans to resign.

Counting the Dead in Europe’s Forgotten War

The deputy head of the OSCE’s observer mission in Ukraine describes the challenges and frustrations of monitoring the war.
Iraq Is Tempting Fate by Punishing Women

Iraq Is Tempting Fate by Punishing Women

The country isn't just flouting international law by collectively punishing the wives of Islamic State fighters—it's inviting a return to war.

‘This Is an Existential Test of the Eurozone’

Economic historian Adam Tooze assesses the Italian crisis—and the prospects for a global collapse.

The Pentagon Loves Saudi Arabia, in Sickness and in Health

America’s unbreakable relationship with Riyadh is fueled less by the White House than the military.

Bashar al-Assad Is Waging Biological War—By Neglect

By deliberately destroying and degrading public health infrastructure, the Syrian regime is reviving long-eradicated diseases and killing civilians.

Trump Is Right About the INF

To be worth keeping, a treaty that bans nuclear missiles needs to include all nuclear powers.

The Party Is Over

The mass political movements that once dominated Europe are fading fast—and the nationalist populists and upstart parties taking their place are here to stay.
Germany’s New Politics of Cultural Despair

Germany’s New Politics of Cultural Despair

Will the return of the European far-right be the undoing of the West?

Trump’s Blank Check Diplomacy is Remaking the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

The U.S. president wants to sweep discussion of the kingdom's involvement in Jamal Khashoggi’s killing under the rug.

Trump’s Punk Rock Nuclear Policy

The only reason to pull out of the INF Treaty is to give a middle finger to the world.

Merging the U.S. Consulate and Embassy in Jerusalem Is a Mistake

Trump is pushing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict toward a one-state solution.