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Extra-National Violence Will Determine Afghanistan’s Future

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan invited both praise and blame, but most commentators assumed this action, begun under the Trump administration and finalized under...

Hong Kong Activist Nathan Law’s Freedom Has a Lesson for Democracies

“What does it mean to be free in a world increasingly shaped by the rising authoritarian power of the People’s Republic of China?” Hong...

Novak Djokovic’s Visa Cancellation Isn’t Really About COVID-19 Vaccines

On the face of it, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic—the first in his profession to win $100 million in prize money; considered the greatest...

Russian Propagandists Zero In on Kazakh Crisis

Russian propaganda accounts on Twitter went into overdrive this month as troops from a Russian-led regional security organization were dispatched to protect critical infrastructure...

How Fossil Fuel Divestment Could Derail the Energy Transition

Amid steadily increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, governments worldwide face a multidecade challenge: how to decarbonize without jeopardizing their hold on power. Energy is...

U.S. Officials Warn Russia Planning Provocation in Ukraine as Pretext for War

Officials in Washington are sounding the alarm over intelligence that suggests Russia may be planning a provocation in Ukraine as a pretext for war.  “Russia...

The Caucasus Simmer as Russia Focuses on Ukraine and Kazakhstan

The first two weeks of 2022 have been eventful and consequential ones for Russia and its neighbors. Last week, Russia sent troops into Kazakhstan...

Venezuela’s Opposition Wins Election in Barinas, Hugo Chávez’s Home State

Welcome back to Foreign Policy’s Latin America Brief. The highlights this week: The Venezuelan opposition scores an electoral victory in Hugo Chávez’s home state of Barinas, the...

U.S. Plans U.N. Security Council Fight if Russia Invades Ukraine

The Biden administration is planning for a high-profile public showdown with Russia at the United Nations Security Council if Moscow intervenes in Ukraine. There...

Iran’s Foreign Minister Visits Beijing to Strengthen Ties

Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: Iran’s foreign minister visits Beijing, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under pressure after further revelations, and global...

Senate Blocks New Nord Stream 2 Sanctions

The U.S. Senate narrowly voted against new sanctions on a controversial Russian pipeline project in Europe, capping off a series of dramatic political battles...

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US professor suspended for bizarre, profanity-laden ‘welcome’ video to students

A Michigan university professor has been placed on leave after he told students in a profanity-laced video that he randomly assigns grades before the...

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A little more than a year after the World Health Organization led a push to eliminate a cancer for the first time in human...

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