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Iraq’s New Republic of Fear Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

A young, leaderless, and revolutionary protest movement in Iraq has rattled the political elite. The coalescence of Iraq’s typically fragmented political class, and their unified support for suppression of the protests, suggests a slide back toward authoritarianism.

/articles/iraq/2019-11-20/iraqs-new-republic-fear The Case for a National Security Budget Jake Sullivan Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Washington needs to fundamentally rethink the way it approaches the funding of its foreign policy. 

/articles/2019-11-19/case-national-security-budget A Better Iran Deal Is Within Reach Michael Singh Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up its “maximum pressure” campaign last May, with the professed aim of driving Iran’s oil exports to zero, it didn’t take long for Tehran to respond with escalation of its own.

/articles/iran/2019-11-15/better-iran-deal-within-reach The Real Fight for the Future of 5G Scott Malcomson Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

With 5G, a new networking infrastructure is emerging, dependent on the Internet but distinct from it and much more subject to government and private control.


/articles/2019-11-14/real-fight-future-5g Why Trump’s Shapeshifting Syria Policy Worked—Until It Didn’t Frances Z. Brown Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

The Trump administration’s Syria policy resembled a Rorschach inkblot—an ambiguous shape to which observers could ascribe their own preferred meaning. But in October, the limitations of this approach were laid bare.

/articles/turkey/2019-11-13/why-trumps-shapeshifting-syria-policy-worked-until-it-didnt The Collapse of Venezuela Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:00:00 -0500

This Foreign Affairs collection examines the failed policies that drove Venezuela to disaster and the forces that have kept it in a state of emergency.

/articles/venezuela/2019-11-12/collapse-venezuela The Ayatollah’s Den of Espionage Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Forty years ago last week, a group called Muslim Students Following the Line of the Imam stormed the American embassy in Tehran and took its staff hostage. Iran’s new revolutionary government, under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, dubbed the embassy the “den of espionage.”

/articles/iran/2019-11-12/ayatollahs-den-espionage Introduction Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

This Foreign Affairs collection examines the failed policies that drove Venezuela to disaster and the forces that have kept it in a state of emergency.

/articles/venezuela/2019-11-12/introduction Peace Is Possible in Yemen April Longley Alley, Peter Salisbury Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Out of a moment of crisis, a chance for a solution. 

/articles/iran/2019-11-11/peace-possible-yemen The Real Immigration Crisis Charles Kenny Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

The problem isn’t too many new arrivals, but too few. 

/articles/2019-11-11/real-immigration-crisis Ukraine Needs More Than Lethal Aid From the United States Sophie Pinkham Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

What Ukraine's president needs is not symbolic lethal aid, but thoughtful support for his dogged efforts to reach a peace agreement.

/articles/ukraine/2019-11-08/ukraine-needs-more-lethal-aid-united-states Troubles on the Mekong Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

The communities that depend on the Mekong River find themselves at the nexus of seemingly implacable forces: the consequences of climate change, the geopolitical ambitions of China, and the indifference of their governments.

/articles/china/2019-11-07/troubles-mekong How the Netherlands Built One of the World’s Worst Tax Havens Johan Langerock, Maarten Hietland Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

For decades the Netherlands has established itself as a tax haven. And until recently, the Dutch have gotten away with it.

/articles/netherlands/2019-11-06/how-netherlands-built-one-worlds-worst-tax-havens Iran Is Doing Just Fine Henry Rome Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Neither Iran's regime nor its regional activities have suffered a death blow from the return of U.S. sanctions.

/articles/iran/2019-11-05/iran-doing-just-fine Christine Lagarde’s Hardest Task Isn’t In Her Job Description Erik Jones Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

As ECB president, Christine Lagarde will have to contend with the internally divided bank and the possibly recalcitrant finance ministers of the eurozone.

/articles/europe/2019-11-05/christine-lagardes-hardest-task-isnt-her-job-description The Strange Triumph of Narendra Modi Milan Vaishnav Mon, 04 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0500

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may still be popular with the Indian public as his government basks in the glow of a hugely successful re-election campaign. But the Indian economy is in the doldrums and if Modi can't turn it around, his political standing will also plummet.

/articles/india/2019-11-04/strange-triumph-narendra-modi The Cure for the Plague Is Decency Robert Zaretsky Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Albert Camus’s work offers lessons for those resisting nationalism and irrationalism in today’s embattled democracies.

/articles/2019-11-01/cure-plague-decency The Coming Emergency in Iraq Thanassis Cambanis Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0400

The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marked the end of one destructive phase of the Islamic State, the extremist group also known as ISIS. Baghdadi was the self-proclaimed caliph of a Great Britain-sized swath of Iraq and Syria, the last remains of which a U.S.-led coalition removed from his control in March.

/articles/middle-east/2019-11-01/coming-emergency-iraq Russia, the Indispensable Nation in the Middle East Eugene B. Rumer Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Russia’s temporary absence from the Middle East, and not its return, is the anomaly.

/articles/middle-east/2019-10-31/russia-indispensable-nation-middle-east The Slow Death of Colombia’s Peace Deal Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli Wed, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Iván Duque has trod a dangerous middle path, claiming to support peace while at the same time defunding or derailing key provisions of the deal.


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