How France Can Avoid Being Reduced to a Symbolic Power
After AUKUS, the French face the same fate on the world stage as the British unless they pursue EU strategic autonomy led from Brussels rather than Paris.
Dancing on the Debt Ceiling?
FP Studios launched Ones and Tooze—a new economics podcast centered on two data points that explain aspects of the global economy.
NATO Chief on Afghan Legacy: ‘Have To Ask Some Difficult Questions’
Jens Stoltenberg weighs in on AUKUS, Zapad, and the fate of Afghanistan after 20 years of bitter toil.
Hong Kong’s National Security Promises Were All Hollow
The Beijing-backed law is now used to crush dissent across the board.
AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase.
NGOs Frozen Out of U.N. Building
Civil society representatives are blocked over COVID-19 concerns, even as foreign diplomats and journalists pass freely through the headquarters.
The Next Big Player in the Global Economy Is Christian Lindner
Three Germans are running to replace Angela Merkel—but it's someone else who might end up with the most influence.
The China-Lithuania Rift Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe
China is bullying Lithuania. The EU and NATO should push back.
Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France
Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.
‘Minister Nyet’ Returns to His U.N. Stomping Grounds
Sergey Lavrov has honed the practice of body blocking U.S. and European diplomacy at every turn.
Is Joe Biden Missing a Team of Rivals?
The U.S. president appointed longtime staffers to his most powerful foreign-policy roles—and is now suffering the consequences.
When the White House Changed Hands, It Changed Tone but Not Policies
Whether snubbing allies, abusing tariffs, or expelling refugees, the Biden administration at eight months looks little changed from Trump’s.
Europe Is Fighting Over Its Fiscal Future
France and Italy want to fend off the frugals and make COVID-19-era budget flexibility a feature, not a bug.
Putin’s Party Is Preparing for a Post-Majority Future
Slow shifts in the Russian electorate are making dominance harder—so United Russia is changing the rules.