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Foreign Affairs (page 8)

July 9, 2020 5:30 am

Putin’s Sham Vote

The changes to the Russian constitution could make him the longest-reigning Russian ruler in modern history, surpassing even Stalin.
Reuben Johnson
June 29, 2020 5:17 am

The Russian Bounty Scandal Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

Putin’s payments to terrorists for killing American soldiers are just another reminder that Russia is a persistent threat to the West.
Shay Khatiri
June 27, 2020 5:51 am

John Bolton’s Contribution to ‘America First’

As Bolton's blockbuster book blasts Trump, he may want to consider how he contributed to the president's populist assault on the U.S.-led international system.
Matt Johnson
June 24, 2020 5:30 am

What Trump Wants from the Trade War and Farm Bailouts

The president’s clash with China has harmed U.S. farmers, but he hopes to buy their love—and wanted Xi Jinping’s help to do it.
Clark Packard
June 24, 2020 5:30 am

Defend Taiwan Now, or Lose it Forever

China’s next target deserves a U.S. security guarantee.
Brian Stewart
June 23, 2020 6:34 am

Public Diplomacy and the Risk of Overmoralizing

The U.S. should get back to promoting liberal democracy and the rule of law—but must avoid taking up progressive causes.
Dalibor Rohac
June 23, 2020 5:30 am

How Trump Undermines the Push for Human Rights Abroad

Having a president who gets chummy with dictators and admires strongmen makes it hard to promote freedom and democracy.
Shay Khatiri
June 20, 2020 5:31 am

Corruption and Coverup in Mike Pompeo’s State Department

Under Sec. Pompeo, Foggy Bottom has reached new depths of opacity and abuse of office.
David J. Kramer
June 19, 2020 12:54 pm

The ‘Wednesday Night Massacre’ in U.S. International Media

On his first day on the job, Michael Pack fired the heads of Voice of America, RFE/RL, and other U.S. international media outlets. Here are six theories for what’s going on.
Jeffrey Gedmin
June 17, 2020 5:30 am

China Flexes Its Muscles While America Sleeps

The U.S. seems to have lost interest in its hegemonic responsibilities, but China’s ambitions have only grown.
Shay Khatiri