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spring 2024

The New Idea of India – FP, 8.04.24
Narendra Modi’s reign is producing a less liberal but more assured nation. By Ravi Agrawal, the editor in chief of Foreign Policy

Is India Really the Next China? – FP, 8.04.24
The case for its economic ascent is strong, but government policies still stand in the way. By Josh Felman, the principal at JH Consulting and a former head of the International Monetary Fund’s India office, and Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former chief economic advisor to the Modi government

5 Charts That Explain India – FP, 8.04.24
From average incomes to internet usage, New Delhi is still at the point where growth could really take off—or not. By Anusha Rathi

4 Books to Understand Modern India – FP, 8.04.24
Is the world’s most populous country booming or broken?
By Mukul Kesavan, a writer and columnist based in Delhi

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Why Europe Can’t Get Its Military Act Together – FP, 21.02.24
The continent faces multiple obstacles on the way to military autonomy. By Stephen M. Walt, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University

What a Russian Victory Would Mean for Ukraine – FP, 19.12.23
Ukrainians would face terror on a scale not seen in Europe since the 20th-century era of totalitarian rule. By Adrian Karatnycky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the founder of Myrmidon Group

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The End of Prosperity in Israel – FP, 30.01.24
For decades, the quality of life had been rising for most Israelis—until Oct. 7. By David E. Rosenberg, the economics editor and a columnist for the English edition of Haaretz and the author of Israel’s Technology Economy

The ‘Biden Doctrine’ Will Make Things Worse – FP, 19.02.24
The White House is developing plans for the Middle East that are too ambitious for its own good. By Steven A. Cook, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

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The West Did Not Invent Decoupling—China Did – FP, 1.02.24
Beijing has long sought to gain a free hand by untangling its economy from the West. By Agathe Demarais, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a senior policy fellow on geoeconomics at the European Council on Foreign Relations

How U.S. Pressure Helped Save Brazil’s Democracy – FP, 20.02.24
Mounting evidence suggests Biden kept pro-Bolsonaro generals from executing a coup. By Oliver Stuenkel, an associate professor of international relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo

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Why Some Revolutions Fail to Make History – FP, 11.02.24
Europe’s tumultuous year of 1848 is often forgotten, but a new book argues that it could teach us a lot about politics today. By Sheri Berman, a professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University

Ukraine Isn’t Putin’s War—It’s Russia’s War – FP, 21.02.24
Jade McGlynn’s books paint an unsettling picture of ordinary Russians’ support for the invasion and occupation of Ukraine. By Keir Giles, an author and commentator on Russian affairs, whose most recent book is Russia’s War on Everybody



winter 2024

Elections to Watch in 2024 – FP, 2.01.24
Dozens of countries will vote this year. In many of them, democracy is at a tipping point. By Allison Meakem, an associate editor at Foreign Policy

What Another Trump-Biden Showdown Means for the World – FP, 3.01.24
Potential effects on the U.S. commitment to multilateralism, climate change, Taiwan, and more. By Leslie Vinjamuri, the director of the U.S. and the Americas program at Chatham House

The Specter of Nationalism – FP, 3.01.24
Identity politics has always influenced elections. In 2024, it will pose a serious threat to liberalism—and to democracy itself. By Pratap Bhanu Mehta, a visiting professor for distinguished teaching at Princeton University

The Myth of Social Media and Populism – FP, 3.01.24
Why the moral panic is misplaced. By Jan-Werner Müller, a professor of politics at Princeton University

What AI Will Do to Elections – FP, 3.01.24
Depleted tech platforms, AI-enabled misinformation, and more than 50 countries voting in 2024. What could go wrong? By Rishi Iyengar

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The Field of Geopolitics Offers Both Promise and Peril
The world’s most dismal science could make Eurasia safe for illiberalism and predation—or protect it from those forces. By Hal Brands, a professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

The Dream of a European Security Order With Russia Is Dead – FP, 31.10.23
How the war ends will determine Europe’s future as much as Ukraine’s. By Kristi Raik, the deputy director of the International Centre for Defence and Security in Tallinn, Estonia

The World Won’t Be the Same After the Israel-Hamas War – FP, 8.11.23
The Middle East’s latest war will have widespread geopolitical effects. By Stephen M. Walt, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University

Why Europe Will Struggle to ‘De-Risk’ From China – FP, 19.09.23
The Europeans have far more to lose than the United States from curbing ties. By Agathe Demarais, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a senior policy fellow on geoeconomics at the European Council on Foreign Relations

Almost Nothing Is Worth a War Between the U.S. and China – FP, 21.08.23
Americans and Chinese have to rehumanize each other in terms of the way we conceive of our problems and engage. By Howard W. French, a columnist at Foreign Policy

Never Say Never to an Asian NATO – FP, 6.09.23
A collective security bloc suddenly looks more plausible—never mind the denials. By Michael J. Green, the CEO of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

India’s New Middle East Strategy Takes Shape – FP, 17.11.23
New Delhi is slowly moving away from nonalignment and into the U.S.-led security ecosystem while maintaining relationships with old allies. By Kabir Taneja, a fellow and the head of the Strategic Studies Programme’s West Asia initiative at the India-based Observer Research Foundation



autumn 2023

The Alliances That Matter Now – FP, 11.09.23
Multilateralism is at a dead end, but powerful blocs are getting things done. By Stefan Theil, a deputy editor at Foreign Policy

  • A New Multilateralism – FP, 11.09.23
    How the United States can rejuvenate the global institutions it created. By Gordon Brown, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom and the U.N. special envoy for global education.

The G-7 Becomes a Power Player – FP, 31.08.23
Russia’s war and China’s rise are turning a talking shop into a fledgling alliance of democracies. By G. John Ikenberry, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University

NATO’s Remarkable Revival – FP, 11.09.23
But the bloc’s future could look very different from its past. By Jo Inge Bekkevold, a senior China fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies

The China-Russia Axis Takes Shape – FP, 11.09.23
The bond has been decades in the making, but Russia’s war in Ukraine has tightened their embrace. By Bonny Lin, the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Nimble New Minilaterals – FP, 11.09.23
Small coalitions are a smart alternative to cumbersome multilateralism and formal alliances. By C. Raja Mohan, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a senior fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute

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Europe’s Losers Have Become Its Winners Again – FP, 25.05.23
The balance of power in Europe is changing—just as it always has. By Caroline de Gruyter, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

The EU Isn’t Ready for Ukraine to Join – FP, 17.07.23
If you think Kyiv’s path to NATO is hard, wait until you see its struggle to enter the EU. By Ilke Toygür, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Max Bergmann, the director of the Center in Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies


summer 2023

AI Is Winning the AI Race – FP, 19.06.23
Success isn’t just staying ahead of China. By Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Matt Sheehan, a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

  • Washington Can Lead on AI – FP, 19.06.23
    Both the private and public sectors need to play a part. By Paul Scharre, the vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security

How to Regulate AI – FP, 6.06.23
Biden’s former top tech policymaker explains how guardrails around technology should work. By Ravi Agrawal, the editor in chief of Foreign Policy

AI’s Gatekeepers Aren’t Prepared for What’s Coming – FP, 19.06.23
What was once a diffuse technology is now increasingly controlled by a handful of tech companies. Governments need to catch up. By Paul Scharre, the vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security

AI Has Entered the Situation Room – FP, 19.06.23
Data lets us see with unprecedented clarity—but reaping its benefits requires changing how foreign policy is made. By Stanley McChrystal, a retired four-star U.S. Army general and an advisor to Rhombus Power, and Anshu Roy, the founder and CEO of Rhombus Power

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The Era of Neoliberal U.S. Foreign Policy Is Over – FP, 18.05.23
But what comes next is very much up in the air. By Matthew Duss, a visiting scholar in the American Statecraft program at the Carnegie Endowment, and Ganesh Sitaraman, the director of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation

U.S. Foreign Policy Must Consider the Global South – FP, 3.06.23
As long-marginalized countries seek to exert their power on the world stage, policymakers in Washington need a new framework. By Aude Darnal, a research associate in the Stimson Center’s Reimagining U.S. Grand Strategy Program

America Has Dictated Its Economic Peace Terms to China – FP, 24.04.23
By refusing negotiation over China’s rise, the United States might be making conflict inevitable. By Adam Tooze, a columnist at Foreign Policy and director of the European Institute at Columbia University

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The Battle for Eurasia – FP, 4.06.23
China, Russia, and their autocratic friends are leading another epic clash over the world’s largest landmass. By Hal Brands, a professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Why Neutrality Is Obsolete in the 21st Century – FP, 4.04.23
As Finland joins NATO, a few European holdouts cling to nonalignment. By Franz-Stefan Gady, a senior fellow for cyber power and future conflict at the International Institute for Strategic Studies

Brazil Is Ukraine’s Best Bet for Peace – FP, 2.05.23
The nonaligned country has strong diplomatic traditions—and its president is a pro at building global coalitions. By Jorge Heine, a professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and Thiago Rodrigues, a professor of security studies at the Federal Fluminense University in Rio de Janeiro state

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Japan Needs a Defense Industrial Revolution – FP, 9.03.23
If Tokyo is serious about protecting itself, it needs to kick-start its military manufacturing sector. By Rena Sasaki, an incoming Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Modi’s Marketing Muscle – FP, 20.04.23
The prime minister has turned India’s G-20 leadership into a nonstop advertisement for its growing clout. By Manjari Chatterjee Miller, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Clare Harris, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations


spring 2023

What Made in America Means for the World – FP, 24.03.22
Adam Posen, Eswar Prasad, and Katherine Tai with dueling perspectives on the rise of protectionism. By Ravi Agrawal, the editor in chief of Foreign Policy

The White House’s Case for Industrial Policy – FP, 2.03.232
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai counters critics who say the United States is fostering unfair competition. By Ravi Agrawal, the editor in chief of Foreign Policy

America’s Zero-Sum Economics Doesn’t Add Up – FP, 24.03.232
Industrial policy and subsidies are nothing new and can be useful. But shutting off from the world will have consequences. By Adam Posen, the president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics

The World Will Regret Its Retreat From Globalization – FP, 24.03.23
Trade and financial flows have fallen well below their peaks, and poorer countries will bear the brunt. By Eswar Prasad, a professor of trade policy at Cornell University’s Dyson School and the author of, most recently, The Future of Money

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It’s High Time to Prepare for Russia’s Collapse – FP, 7.01.23
Not planning for the possibility of disintegration betrays a dangerous lack of imagination. By Alexander J. Motyl, a professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark

It’s High Time to Decolonize Western Russia Studies – FP, 11.02.23
Why has it taken a war of conquest for experts to recognize Russia’s nature as a vast imperial enterprise? By Artem Shaipov, a member of the Aspen Institute’s NextGen Transatlantic Initiative, and Yuliia Shaipova, an advisor at the Ukrainian Parliament

What Putin Got Right – FP, 15.02.23
The Russian president got many things wrong about invading Ukraine—but not everything. By Stephen M. Walt, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University

Ukraine’s War Has Finally Made Europe a Home – FP, 27.02.23
Russia’s invasion has made Europeans more emotionally attached to the continent than ever before. By Caroline de Gruyter, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

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How Corruption and Misrule Made Turkey’s Earthquake Deadlier – FP, 10.02.23
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hollowed out state institutions, placed loyalists in key positions, and enriched his cronies—paving the way for this tragedy. By Gonul Tol, the founding director of the Middle East Institute’s Turkey program and author of Erdogan’s War: A Strongman’s Struggle at Home and in Syria

Beijing Needs to Junk Its Economic Playbook – FP, 2.02.23
Government stimulus and greater exports can’t dig China’s economy out of a deep hole. By Zongyuan Zoe Liu, a columnist at Foreign Policy and fellow for international political economy at the Council on Foreign Relations

It’s Time to Tie India to the West – FP, 9.02.23
India’s geopolitical shift is inexorable, and membership in the G-7 would help bridge north-south divides. By C. Raja Mohan, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a senior fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute

How Africa Can Avoid Getting Scrambled – FP, 17.12.22
African leaders must be more imaginative and proactive in pooling their efforts and setting the agenda. By Howard W. French, a columnist at Foreign Policy

The Philippines Is America’s New Star Ally in Asia – FP, 21.02.23
Manila’s geopolitical shift is more than the Biden administration could have hoped for. By Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at the Rand Corp

Can Lula Rein in Brazil’s Military? – 1.02.23
The new president has a unique opportunity to address the biggest threat to his country’s democracy. By Oliver Stuenkel, an associate professor of international relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo


winter 2023

The New Rules of War – FP, 5.01.23
Twelve experts on what the world needs to learn from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. By Ravi Agrawal, the editor in chief of Foreign Policy

Lessons for the Next War – FP, 5.01.23
Twelve experts weigh in on how to prevent, deter, and—if necessary—fight the next conflict. By Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, David Petraeus, Lee Hsi-min, Graham Allison, Rose Gottemoeller, Elisabeth Braw, Craig Singleton, Chris Krebs, Tai Ming Cheung, Maria Shagina, Mauro Gilli, and Vance Serchuk

The European Project Is Now at the Mercy of the Weather – FP, 2.11.22
This winter, Europe may be facing a crisis without any clear solution. By Adam Tooze, a columnist at Foreign Policy and director of the European Institute at Columbia University



fall 2022

The Solution to the Global Food Crisis Isn’t More Food – FP, 10.22
There’s plenty to go around, but it’s going to the wrong places. By Sarah Taber, a crop scientist, author, and ex-farm worker with 25 years’ experience in the food system

The Ancient Super Grain That Could Help Feed the World – FP, 10.22
Once headed for extinction, millet is now being recognized as a solution to global food problems. By Dan Saladino, a BBC journalist specializing in food and farming

Plant-Based Proteins Are Too Expensive – FP, 10.22
Here’s how to level the playing field with meat. By Nigel Purvis, the CEO of Climate Advisers, and Bruce Friedrich, the CEO of the Good Food Institute


summer 2022

The Back to the Future Issue – FP, 1.07.22
Delving into the past to make sense of current affairs. By Ravi Agrawal, the editor in chief of Foreign Policy

Does Putin’s War Mark a New Period in History? – FP, 1.07.22
It has been only two years since the start of another world crisis thought to mark a new era. By David A. Bell, a professor of history at Princeton University

The Classic Cold War Conundrum Is Back – FP, 1.07.22
It is impossible to forget Russia’s violent and repressive actions in Ukraine, but it is necessary to deal with them to avoid escalation. By M.E. Sarotte, the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis distinguished professor of historical studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

A New Cold War May Call for a Return to Nonalignment – FP, 1.07.22
Why a growing number of countries want to avoid getting stuck in a great-power tussle—again. By Shivshankar Menon, the chair of the Ashoka Centre for China Studies and a visiting professor at Ashoka University

  • Is Using Nuclear Weapons Still Taboo? – FP, 1.07.22
    The world is starting to forget the realities of nuclear weapons. By Nina Tannenwald, a senior lecturer in political science at Brown University and the author of The Nuclear Taboo
  • The Art of the Arms Race – FP, 1.07.22
    To avoid disaster, the United States must relearn crucial Cold War lessons. By Hal Brands, the Henry A. Kissinger distinguished professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Beijing Is Used to Learning From Russian Failures – FP, 18.04.22
The invasion of Ukraine is offering useful lessons for the PLA. By Oriana Skylar Mastro, a center fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Derek Scissors, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

The 1970s Weren’t What You Think – FP, 1.07.22
Yes, fiscal and monetary policy seemed stuck for too long in expansionary mode. But the era also saw the rebalancing of the world economy. By Adam Tooze, a columnist at Foreign Policy and director of the European Institute at Columbia University

The Intellectual Catastrophe of Vladimir Putin – FP, 13.03.22
The meaning of Russia’s war in Ukraine is its own national weakness. By Paul Berman, the author of, among other books, Power and the Idealists

  • Liberalism Isn’t Dead—but It’s Very Sick – FP, 10.05.22
    In two new books, Yascha Mounk and Francis Fukuyama try to cure the patient. By James Traub, a columnist at Foreign Policy and nonresident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation
  • Who Got China Wrong? – FP, 24.04.22
    Two books take very different approaches on the past and future of engagement. By Bob Davis, a reporter who covered U.S.-China economic relations for decades for the Wall Street Journal

spring 2022

The Contest of the Century – FP, 14.04.22
How to navigate the U.S.-China relationship. By Ravi Agrawal, the editor in chief of Foreign Policy

What Exactly Is America’s China Policy? – FP, 14.04.22
The United States needs to right-size the China threat to know how to counter it. By Andrew J. Nathan, a professor of political science at Columbia University

How Beijing Sees Biden – FP, 14.04.22
For decades, Chinese leaders thought they knew the man who would become America’s 46th president. But he was changing all along. By Melinda Liu, Newsweek’s Beijing bureau chief

The Dangers of China’s Decline – FP, 14.04.22
As China’s economic miracle fades, its leaders may become more inclined to take risks. By Hal Brands, the Henry A. Kissinger distinguished professor of global affairs at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies

Generation Snitch – FP, 14.04.22
How censorship, nationalism, and wealth have shaped young Chinese. By Tracy Wen Liu, an author, reporter, and translator

Putin’s War Is Europe’s 9/11 – FP, 28.02.22
The continent has finally woken up to the necessity of hard power. By Caroline de Gruyter, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

Russia and Ukraine Are Trapped in Medieval Myths – FP, 26.02.22
A shared past underpins—and worsens—the conflict. By Kristaps Andrejsons, a journalist in Latvia and the creator of The Eastern Border podcast

Russia Is Reenacting Its Georgia Playbook in Ukraine – FP, 22.02.22
False claims of military withdrawal followed by recognition of breakaway regions is a tried and tested Kremlin strategy. By Natia Seskuria, an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute

There Is a West – FP, 7.03.22
The crisis in Ukraine has reminded the United States and Europe that they have a purpose in the world. By James Traub, a columnist at Foreign Policy and nonresident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation

How to Make a Carbon Club Work – FP, 29.11.21
The Canadian system is a promising—and politically palatable—prototype for other large emitters. By Marisa Coulton, a freelance international affairs reporter based in Montreal

Kazakhstan’s Protests Aren’t a Color Revolution – FP, 1.11.21
The country’s widespread popular demonstrations transcended class, region, and politics—making them distinct from those in Belarus and Ukraine. By Erica Marat, an associate professor at the National Defense University’s College of International Affairs, and Assel Tutumlu, an assistant professor in international relations at Near East University

How Leftist Theory Stopped Making Sense – FP, 21.12.21
Progressive thinkers tried to explain ever more of the world—and found themselves explaining nothing at all. By John-Baptiste Oduor, an editor at Jacobin Magazine

The Harsh Price of U.S. Profit in Latin America – FP, 9.01.22
Mario Vargas Llosa’s novel “Harsh Times” is an acid denunciation of corporate interests’ role in establishing U.S. power. By Lucas Iberico Lozada, a writer and teacher who lives in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, where he is a Dornsife fellow in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California


winter 2022

Democracy Is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It – FP, 7.01.22
And why we can’t afford to fail. By Ravi Agrawal, the editor in chief of Foreign Policy

10 Ideas to Fix Democracy – FP, 7.01.22
Foreign Policy asked leading thinkers for their best (and sometimes uncomfortable) advice. By Lee Drutman, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Yascha Mounk, Eduardo Porter, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Josh Rudolph, Marietje Schaake, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Fareed Zakaria, Shoshana Zuboff

Why the U.S. Military Isn’t Ready for Civil War – FP, 4.01.22
A significant portion of Americans seek the destruction of political authority. What if they succeed? By Stephen Marche

Party Animals – FP, 7.01.22
New books assessing democracy suggest how to fix things—but it’s complicated. By Jan-Werner Mueller

What if Democracy and Climate Mitigation Are Incompatible? – 7.01.22
Elected officials work through compromise, but a warming planet waits for no one. By Cameron Abadi

It’s Time to Be Honest About Fossil Fuels’ Role in Energy Transition – FP, 15.11.21
As soaring fuel inflation turns into a political risk, Biden needs a smarter energy policy fast. By Brenda Shaffer, a faculty member at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Global Money Shifts to India as Xi Cracks Down on Tech – FP, 7.01.22
But the sudden flood of capital is not as good for India as it looks. By Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

The Chinese Communist Party Still Thinks It Owns the Future – FP, 21.11.21
Outsiders might see a peaking power, but China’s leaders don’t. By Nathaniel Sher, a policy analyst based in Washington, D.C., and Sam Bresnick, a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C

Olaf Scholz’s Quiet Revolution in German Economics – FP, 8.10.21
A new generation of economists is changing the culture of German—and European—policymaking. By Caroline de Gruyter, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

Time to Act on Bosnia’s Existential Threat – 3.11.21
The EU and the United States need to stop making concessions to Serbian secessionist forces backed by Russia. By Majda Ruge, a senior policy fellow with the Wider Europe program at the European Council on Foreign Relations



fall 2021

Sea Power Makes Great Powers – FP, 10.10
History reveals a country’s rise and decline are directly related to the heft of its navy. So why is the United States intent on downsizing? By Jerry Hendrix

Float, Move, and Fight – FP, 10.10
How the U.S. Navy lost the shipbuilding race. By Alexander Wooley

America Isn’t Exceptional Anymore – FP, 1.09
The United States can no longer claim to be the leader of the free world if it abandons strategic allies and vulnerable civilians. By Mina Al-Oraibi, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the editor in chief of the National

Ideological Competition With China Is Inevitable—Like It or Not – FP, 16.08
Beijing recognizes promoting human rights and democracy is an ideological challenge. So should Washington. By Nathan Levine, a China advisor at the Asia Society Policy Institute

The Slow but Steady Strengthening of Europe’s Values – FP, 19.08
Democratic principles were largely irrelevant to the EU’s founding—but are at the center of the project today. By Caroline de Gruyter, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad

The Balkans Don’t Believe the EU Anymore – FP, 25.08
The European Union’s next candidates for accession have realized the process is leading nowhere—and are acting accordingly. By Benjamin Haddad, the director of the Future Europe Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington, and Damir Marusic, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council


summer 2021

All Great-Power Politics Is Local – FP, 24.08
When it comes to building international power, there’s growing reason to think that foreign policy barely matters. By Stephen M. Walt, a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University

Fuzzynomics and 12 Other Attempts to Name Our New Era – FP, 9.07.21
We asked leading economists and thinkers to define the post-pandemic age.

The Bidenomics Revolution – FP, 9.06.21
If he succeeds, the president will cast 40 years of economic doctrine on history’s ash heap. But that’s a big if. By Michael Hirsh

Industrial Policy Saved Europe’s Vaccine Drive – FP, 10.05.21
The EU got its act together not by banning exports but through classic cooperation with industry. By Caroline de Gruyter, a Europe correspondent for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and a columnist at Foreign Policy

Big Agriculture Is Best – FP, 18.04.21
The United States’ industrialized food system moved millions of people out of poverty and is better for the environment, too. By Ted Nordhaus, Dan Blaustein-Rejto


spring 2021

The Biden 100-Day Progress Report – 23.04.21
We asked 25 experts to grade the administration’s start on foreign policy.

The Anthropocene Is Overrated – 16.04.21
The way we talk about climate change and our effect on the planet is all wrong—and increasingly dangerous. By David Sepkoski

Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi Have One Last Job – 1.04.21
The U.S. treasury secretary and the Italian prime minister have spent decades shaping this economy. But can they control what comes next? By Adam Tooze


winter 2021

50th Anniversary

America and the World: How to Build Back Better – 15.01.21
Looking back on 50 years of U.S. foreign policy and the lessons they hold for Washington today.
By Jonathan Tepperman, Fareed Zakaria

The Case for a Middle Path in U.S. Foreign Policy
Neither pure isolationism nor unchecked internationalism has served the United States well. It’s time for a third option. By Charles A. Kupchan

The Return of Containment
What the Cold War policy means for our current moment. By Deborah Welch Larson

Looking Back

Wonks Gone Wild
In FP’s 50 years, its writers’ forecasts have ranged from prescient to spectacularly wrong. That’s because the field of international relations rewards catastrophic thinking. By Daniel W. Drezner

When U.S. Foreign Policy Went Wrong
How to spot a bad concept when you see it. By Charli Carpenter

The Rise and Fall and Rise (and Fall) of the U.S. Financial Empire
The dollar is dead. Long live the dollar. By Adam Tooze

America Abandoned Its Economic Prophet. The World Embraced Him.
John Kenneth Galbraith was an intellectual celebrity 50 years ago—and it would be a mistake to ignore him today. By James K. Galbraith

50 Years of Media and Foreign Policy

The First Draft of History
Why the decline of foreign reporting makes for worse foreign policy. By Janine di Giovanni

FP Looks Back
Archival passages from writers such as Hillary Clinton, Kofi Annan, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and more show where we’ve been—and where we’re heading.

Consensus Lost
How FP set out to change the world. By Justin Vaïsse

Global Thinkers

The World After the Coronavirus
We asked 12 leading thinkers to predict what happens in 2021 and beyond. By John R. Allen, Laurie Garrett, Richard N. Haass, G. John Ikenberry, Kishore Mahbubani, Shivshankar Menon, Robin Niblett, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Shannon K. O’Neil, Kori Schake, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Stephen M. Walt

The Next 50 Years of Foreign Policy
A survey of experts offers predictions on the future of U.S. leadership and geopolitical dominance.



fall 2020

The Most Important Election. Ever – FP, 25.09.20
Why the fate of the American republic—and the world—could depend on what happens Nov. 3. By Michael Hirsh

The Real Hacking Threat – FP, 25.09.20
It doesn’t matter if Russia actually sways the vote. What matters is whether Americans think it did. By Elisabeth Braw, a columnist at Foreign Policy and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Emerging Stronger From the Great Lockdown – FP, 9.09.20
The managing director and the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund lay out a strategy for sustained recovery. By Kristalina Georgieva, Gita Gopinath

Culture Shock – FP, 15.08.20
Eight voices on the future of entertainment, culture, and sports. By Audrey Azoulay, Rahul Bhatia, Rick Cordella, Mark C. Hanson, Baltasar Kormakur, Jonathan Kuntz, David Clay Large, James S. Snyder

Why Europe Wins – FP, 24.09.20
Everyone writes off the European Union as dull and prone to fracture. But the last decade shows that Brussels is smarter than Beijing, London, Moscow, and Washington. By Andrew Moravcsik

Don’t Believe the Hype. Wealth Taxes Are Nothing New – FP, 14.08.20
Lessons from ancient Greece and Islamic finance for creating a tax that will benefit the poor—and the wealthy, too. By Ibrahim Khan

Let’s Make Women’s Power Culturally Acceptable – FP, 3.09.20
Twenty-five years on from the Beijing Platform, the world has made important advances in gender equity. The next step is to ensure that women claim their rights not just in theory but also in practice. By Rachel Vogelstein, the director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Jennifer Klein

The Tragic Romance of the Nostalgic Western Liberal – 15.08.20
Anne Applebaum wants to understand rising illiberalism but is clinging to a Cold War moral framework that no longer applies. By Ivan Krastev, the chair of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria


summer 2020

The Future of the State – FP, 16.05.20
Ten leading global thinkers on government after the pandemic. By James Crabtree, Robert D. Kaplan, Robert Muggah, Kumi Naidoo, Shannon K. O’Neil, Adam Posen, Kenneth Roth, Bruce Schneier, Stephen M. Walt, Alexandra Wrage

Crises Only Sometimes Lead to Change. Here’s Why – FP, 4.07.20
The coronavirus pandemic won’t automatically lead to reforms. Great upheavals only bring systemic change when reformers have a plan—and the power to implement it. By Sheri Berman

To Fight Inequality, the United States Needs an FDR. Can Biden Deliver? – FP, 4.07.20
The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a modern-day New Deal—but only if Democrats have the courage to replace failed economic policies with radical reforms. By Robert Kuttner

Welcome to the Post-Leader World – FP, 4.07.20
The United States has abdicated its dominant role. Here’s how to fill the gap. By Oona Hathaway, Scott J. Shapiro

This Is What the Future of Globalization Will Look Like – FP, 4.07.20
The pandemic proved, once and for all, that the world can’t be flat. But global trade can recover—if we rewrite the rules. By Henry Farrell, Abraham Newman

Why Race Matters in International Relations – FP, 19.06.20
Western dominance and white privilege permeate the field. It’s time to change that. By Kelebogile Zvobgo, Meredith Loken

Welcome Back to Kissinger’s World – FP, 7.06.20
Neoconservatism has died, and liberal internationalism is discredited. Perhaps it’s time to return to the ideas of one of the last century’s greatest realists. By Michael Hirsh

China Has Two Paths to Global Domination – FP, 22.05.20

How Muscle Works in Moscow – FP, 14.06.20
Understanding “krysha,” the word that explains why Russian life is all about having the right kind of protection. By Amy Mackinnon, a national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy