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Protesters prepare to burn an effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China protest in Siliguri, India, on June 17, 2020.

Why Attempts to Build a New Anti-China Alliance Will Fail

The big strategic game in Asia isn’t military but economic.

A Syrian child carries food through a muddy camp

No Bread, No Peace

National security experts need to put food back on the table as a core issue.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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A broken U.S. public sphere, QAnon’s resilience amid disappointment, and how to eavesdrop on policymaking conversations.

Security barricades are set up on a street ahead of the inauguration of then-U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in Washington on Jan. 20.

America Needs a New Way to Combat Disinformation Now

After 9/11, Washington formed a national commission that made the country safer. It should do the same now.

Antony Blinken testifies at his confirmation hearing to become the U.S. secretary of state before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on Jan. 19.

What Do the Confirmation Hearings Tell Us About Biden’s Foreign Policy?

With Avril Haines and Lloyd Austin confirmed, key officials are starting to offer hints of what’s in store.

Iraqis lit candles in memory of demonstrators who lost their lives as they mark the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests at Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Oct. 1, 2020.

Iraq’s Disappearance From Biden’s Agenda Is a Big Mistake

Upcoming elections offer an opportunity to turn Iraq around—and contain Iran in the process.

Picture taken in January 1946 in London showing Eleanor Roosevelt attending a United Nations meeting.

After a Century of Lobbying, Women Are Finally Getting Top Jobs in Washington

Instead of talking about “binders full of women,” the new president has appointed several key female leaders in the national security agencies—but the U.S. government is still a long way from gender parity.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Marine One as they depart the White House in Washington on Jan. 20.

Advice to National-Security Republicans as Biden Takes Office

Republicans should start off on the right foot as we transition into the opposition.

Supporters of President Donald Trump hold up their phones with messages referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory at a campaign rally at Las Vegas Convention Center on Feb 21, 2020.

The Internet Is a Crime Scene

How we conceptualize the role social media played in the Capitol siege will set the stage for information governance across the globe.

An iPhone screen displays U.S. President Donald Trump's suspended Twitter account in San Anselmo,  California, on Jan. 8.

Big Tech’s Big Challenge

Twitter and Facebook have set a precedent in removing Trump from their platforms—but can they apply the same principle globally?

Gen. Lloyd Austin prepares to testify before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Sept. 16, 2015.

Now Is a Bad Time to Weaken Civilian Control Over the Military

Biden’s nomination of a retired general to head the Pentagon reinforces a dangerous trend. His confirmation must come with concrete safeguards.

Riot police push back a crowd of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Capitol

‘This Was Like Charlottesville on Steroids’

Security expert Erroll Southers speaks with Foreign Policy on the roots of the Capitol assault.

Employees of Indian education technology startup BYJU's work on app content in Bangalore, India, on Jan. 10, 2019.

Bengaluru Is the New Shenzhen as Apps Displace Devices

In the global internet economy, India’s tech industry has a leg up on China’s.

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington on Oct. 19, 2020.

Why The Latest Cyberattack Was Different

The epic SolarWinds hack affecting thousands of government agencies and companies could mark the beginning of the end of the open internet.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.

Our Top Weekend Reads

An opportunity for Biden, populism’s online fires, and the need for transitional justice.

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