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Foreign Policy: news on page 59

The Beautiful Rivers—And the Dammed

Advances in solar and wind power mean that hydropower is no longer the only renewable game in town—and that’s good news for the world’s rivers.

Want to Deradicalize Terrorists? Treat Them Like Everyone Else.

Many counter-extremism efforts falter because ideological reform programs run by governments lack credibility. Appealing to the basic psychological needs of ex-radicals is more promising.
Refuge, Reformed

Refuge, Reformed

Kenya has found a way to make refugee camps benefit host communities. Other countries should follow its lead.

Why the Pentagon and Silicon Valley Need to Get on the Same Page

An interview with the new head of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit.

The App Destroying Iran’s Currency

Iranians are using the messaging app Telegram to spread fake news about the rial—and make a profit for themselves.

Trump Thinks He’s Helping the U.S.-Saudi Relationship. He’s Hurting It.

By avoiding a credible investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, dismissing CIA findings, and failing to take advantage of his negotiating leverage, the American president has imperiled the future

Washington Scrambles to Slow Seoul’s Roll

The United States is worried North Korea will pocket goodies from its southern neighbor without giving up its nukes.

How Private Lawsuits Could Save the Climate

Forget the Paris accord. Lawsuits from aggrieved individuals are going to force Big Oil to knuckle under just as Big Tobacco did.

10 Things in the World to Be Thankful for in 2018

From Angela Merkel to America’s civil servants, a list of some bright spots in the world’s darkening sky.

The West Has Abandoned Liberals Like Me

As the United States and Europe debate the demise of global order, people in forgotten corners of the world are still risking their lives for freedom.

Australia’s Draconian Refugee Policy Comes Home to Roost

The government has gone to great lengths to keep asylum-seekers from its shores. Now it might have to accept some of them after all.

China Is in Denial on Trade

With few good options for responding to a trade war, Xi is banking on simply outlasting Trump.

Israel’s About-Face on Gaza

Netanyahu may be changing his mind about war. If he does, it will be thanks to an environmental and health disaster that threatens to cross the border.

Divorced, But Still Living Together

How Theresa May’s deal with Brussels would keep Britain in the European Union in all but name.

What Happened to Trump’s Khashoggi Report?

The president doubles down on his support for the Saudi crown prince without citing further evidence.

In Afghanistan, a 17-Year Stalemate

America’s top general admits the war is at an impasse.

Last Call for Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

Trying protest leaders fairly would show the city still has a fair justice system.

Taiwanese Filmmakers Can’t Escape Beijing’s Grip

The market's in the mainland, but the freedom to create is in Taiwan.

Trump’s Iran Sanctions Could Work

In the medium term, they’ll make it hard for the country to keep up oil production, satisfy domestic demand, and fund the government.

In Israel, a Coalition of the Barely Willing

Netanyahu outmaneuvers rivals, heads off early election.