A new novel offers a family history of Israel’s prime minister—and insight into the dangers of any form of nationalism.
Iran’s next president is a conservative obsessed with power—but less of a zealot than he seems.
A town in the south of France offers clues to what may be in store for the rest of the country.
The National Rally could win a key regional election—and a chance at mainstream success.
A new book gives the backstory of a dysfunctional early response.
The force is the United States’ best partner in the country, but should Washington pay up?
This week in FP’s international news quiz: Biden’s diplomatic blitz, Aung San Suu Kyi on trial, and a billionaire boom.
Black and Indigenous citizens have been excluded from the country’s narrative of growth.
And why its problems will outlast both presidents.
U.S.-China cooperation is vital for global health efforts.
What a new president will mean for Tehran, Washington, and the world.
Paris wants out of the quagmire. Biden’s not offering any lifelines.
The Western hemisphere is weighing how to respond to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s jailing spree.
Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi is all but assured victory as hard-liners close ranks around their candidate.
Trump’s economic revolution is alive and well—and continuing in abler hands.
Ankara is well positioned to play key roles after the U.S. withdrawal.
The government is declassifying some archives, but it will retain control of public understanding.
A promising tech transformation may be disrupted by the president’s ego.
Blame will go to the departing president while praise will go to his handpicked successor.
Promising a more inclusive and transparent development model, New Delhi is looking to become the region’s biggest partner.
Future U.S. partners will have to “think twice” about helping the Pentagon if Biden isn’t able to grant visas to Afghan interpreters, lawmakers said.
Ambitious post-withdrawal hopes can’t be achieved without bases nearby.
Women’s representation is critical to lasting peace, but they are losing ground at the negotiating table.
It remains to be seen whether the summit’s business-like atmosphere will lead to a change in relations.
One of the few things holding the motley coalition together is a focus on women’s rights.
Egypt is again proving useful to the United States—for now.
Moscow and Washington have turned a page from the Trump era.
The latest G-7 summit shows Biden could be more successful than Trump in courting allies to counter Beijing.
What happens there could decide the fate of terrorism—or peace—in Africa.
As the country opens up, a third wave looms.
Beijing is snapping up Ukrainian defense firms. That bodes ill for the would-be NATO member.
Both sides have dampened expectations ahead of the hours long meeting.
The U.S. president urgently needs to persuade Europe to choose tech cooperation over autonomy.
The Western rush to replace oil has Gulf producers laughing all the way to the bank.
Acquitted at the International Criminal Court, former President Laurent Gbagbo could play a role in the current government.
Most meet unhappy endings. Here’s why Ebrahim Raisi might avoid a similar fate.
The rush to find a conspiracy around the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins is driven by narrative, not evidence.
Nayib Bukele doesn’t want to ditch dollars. He just wants his own.
The Israeli government used to try buying off the group’s compliance. Now it’s intent on using reconstruction money to coerce it.
The two sides are set to bury the hatchet on a long running trade dispute and announce a new partnership on Russia policy.
The “change government” of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid promises little real change—other than an end to Netanyahu.
Biden wants to focus on China. That’s a gift to Putin.
A “cold peace” is the best-case scenario coming out of this week’s summit.
The one advantage the Afghan army had on the Taliban looks set to slip away with the hasty U.S. withdrawal.
With expectations low in Moscow, the Kremlin is looking for limited deescalation.
With all its parties facing disaster by leaving, the coalition has every reason to make it work.
Alleged corruption and geopolitical worries have created a deadly shortage.
Belarus’s Lukashenko doesn’t want to be believed—he wants to be feared.
The increasingly aggressive authoritarianism of Belarus is an acute test of the EU’s diplomatic self-image.
It’s time for Yerevan to shift gears and work toward rapprochement with Ankara.