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Foreign Policy: news on page 48

One of Bosnia’s New Presidents May Want to Break the Country Apart

Dodik campaigned on independence for Republika Srpska. Will Putin help him get his way?

Indonesia’s Disaster Politics

The latest earthquake and tsunami could be a major setback for the country’s democracy.

Nikki Haley Stuns Washington by Announcing Resignation From U.N. Post

President Trump’s United Nations ambassador dismisses speculation that she intends to challenge him in 2020.

Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is Even Stranger Than It Seems

The Saudi journalist is presumed dead, but we may never know what happened to him.

Don’t Believe Pundits’ Claims About the Cost of Brexit

Experts agree leaving the European Union will damage the British economy, but past performance should make them wary of offering outlandish assertions about an unknowable future.

Mohammad bin Salman Is Scared of Saudi Expats

The crown prince will stop at nothing to silence his growing number of critics, regardless of where they live.

The Global Financial System Is Dying in a London Courthouse

A legal battle between Russia and Ukraine is an unprecedented instance of war by other means—and an example that others will soon follow.

Fort Trump Is a Farce

The question of a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland is complicated. The White House shouldn’t treat it as a vanity project.

Will Republicans Lose Their Majority in Congress? Ask Pyongyang

North Koreans are watching the U.S. midterm elections closely, wondering how the results might affect negotiations with Trump.

Trump Reaches for Checkbook Diplomacy to Counter China

Washington ramps up development finance to offer countries an alternative to Beijing’s deep pockets.

The Danske Bank Scandal Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Financial institutions and the governments that regulate them aren’t doing nearly enough to prevent money laundering.

U.S. Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is on China

The military’s funding boost is aimed at deterring Beijing, but a budget fight could jeopardize the strategy.

Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is a Slap in the Face to the United States

Washington should explore retaliatory measures that impose real costs on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Military Returns to Brazilian Politics

As Bolsonaro takes the lead, the future looks dim for democracy in Brasília.

Security Brief: Spy Chip Allegations and Pence Drag Down U.S-China Relations

A new report alleges that China hacked a widely used piece of computer hardware equipment, the White House blames Beijing for the decline of the defense industrial base, Pompeo visits North Korea,

Iceland’s Lessons for the #MeToo Era

The history of successful women’s protests show that mass mobilization is key.

The Spanish Fraud

On the podcast: Javier Cercas’s new book on the man who impersonated a Holocaust survivor.

How Political Is This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize?

The Nobel committee is usually looking to make a statement. Is it trying to tell us something about #MeToo—maybe even Brett Kavanaugh?

Jair Bolsonaro’s Model Isn’t Berlusconi. It’s Goebbels.

The far-right Brazilian leader isn’t just another conservative populist. His propaganda campaign has taken a page straight from the Nazi playbook.

Poland’s New Populism

Warsaw may be turning away from the European Union, but that doesn’t mean that it is turning toward Moscow instead.