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Read FP’s Coverage of the 2018 World Cup

Read FP’s Coverage of the 2018 World Cup

War is politics by other means — and so is the World Cup.
Peru’s National Identity Was Bound Up With Conflict and Corruption for Decades — Then It Qualified for the World Cup.

Peru’s National Identity Was Bound Up With Conflict and Corruption for Decades — Then It Qualified for the World Cup.

On our podcast, how a country scores two goals in the soccer tournament and finds redemption.
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Tanks Amid Major Policy Crackdowns

Chinese Investment in the U.S. Tanks Amid Major Policy Crackdowns

With or without a trade war, Chinese foreign direct investment to the United States won’t stop tumbling anytime soon.
‘We Belong to Afghanistan’

‘We Belong to Afghanistan’

Rawail Singh believed in a peaceful future for Sikhs like him in his homeland — and died for it.
In Bosnia, Forgetting Could Mean a Brighter Future

In Bosnia, Forgetting Could Mean a Brighter Future

The debate over whether to build an official memorial to Sarajevo's Romeo and Juliet, murdered in 1993, exposes the pain and peril of dwelling on the past.
Motherhood Is Kicking Indian Women Out of Work

Motherhood Is Kicking Indian Women Out of Work

A new act gives more maternity leave — and reinforces the same old patriarchal values.
How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind

How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind

The U.S. military has been trying — and failing — to buy a simple counterinsurgency aircraft for more than 10 years. Here’s what went wrong.
America’s Credibility Is on the Line in Syria

America’s Credibility Is on the Line in Syria

Trump must stick to his word and tell Russia to stop violating a critical cease-fire.
Croatia’s Soccer Stars Should Be Heroes. Instead, They’re Hated.

Croatia’s Soccer Stars Should Be Heroes. Instead, They’re Hated.

A corruption scandal involving the country’s top club and the national team’s captain has enraged Croatian fans.
Mexico’s New Boss Is the Same as Its Old Bosses

Mexico’s New Boss Is the Same as Its Old Bosses

The corrupt establishment is dead; long live the corrupt establishment.
At Helsinki Summit, Putin Likely to Rebuff Any Pressure From Trump on Syria

At Helsinki Summit, Putin Likely to Rebuff Any Pressure From Trump on Syria

The United States wants Russia to help oust Iranian troops from Syria.
Strongmen Die, but Authoritarianism Is Forever

Strongmen Die, but Authoritarianism Is Forever

It’s reassuring to think authoritarian governments depart with their leaders. It’s also wrong.
Yemen on Brink of Catastrophe as U.N. Envoy Pushes for Truce

Yemen on Brink of Catastrophe as U.N. Envoy Pushes for Truce

U.S. backing of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be enabling the disaster.
López Obrador Is a Pragmatist, Not an Ideologue

López Obrador Is a Pragmatist, Not an Ideologue

Don’t expect Mexico’s new president to radically shift the country’s approach to foreign policy.
Can Nicaragua’s Military Prevent a Civil War?

Can Nicaragua’s Military Prevent a Civil War?

President Daniel Ortega’s crackdown on protests has driven the country to the brink. If the violence escalates, it could spark a refugee crisis and destabilize all of Central America.
Mexico’s Populist New President Unlikely to Derail Energy Reform

Mexico’s Populist New President Unlikely to Derail Energy Reform

López Obrador won’t reverse the country’s historic oil opening — but he won’t expand it, either.
Tightening Chest and Tingling Fingers: Why Are the Military’s Fighter Pilots Getting Sick?

Tightening Chest and Tingling Fingers: Why Are the Military’s Fighter Pilots Getting Sick?

The Navy is investigating the latest in an alarming string of incidents that left pilots disoriented and shaken.
The New Frontlines Are in the Slums

The New Frontlines Are in the Slums

The Middle East's wars are turning cities into Stalingrads.
Japan’s China Deals Are Pure Pragmatism

Japan’s China Deals Are Pure Pragmatism

Even Donald Trump can't push Tokyo into Beijing's arms.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It

Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It

The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.