Foreign Policy


Pro-opposition Syrians in Turkey grapple with losing the war


For many of the Syrians in Turkey who fought in, or rooted for the opposition, the bloodshed is ending in death and destruction with no freedom.

James Comey was dismissed by Donald Trump as FBI director.

Trump’s America is showing the telltale signs of a failing state

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British Prime Minister Theresa May listens as US President Donald Trump speaks during their joint news conference at the White House in Washington, on Jan. 27.

Donald Trump and Britain’s Theresa May talk up ‘most special relationship’ in their debut official visit

Women leaders increase the peace

Feminist foreign policies are gaining popularity, and increasing the peace

President Barack Obama shakes hands with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tameem bin Hamad Al Thani, while hosting the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David on May 14, 2015.

A royal Saudi ‘snub’ isn’t stopping the flow of American weapons to the Gulf

Pro-independence Catalonians hold up giant letters reading "We are ready, Independence" during the final meeting before a ceremonial referendum in Barcelona on November 7, 2014.

Catalonia’s leaders plan secession from Spain

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The leaders of Catalonia say they’re ready to secede from Spain if they win an independence referendum this September. But even if Catalans vote yes, the Spanish government is dead set against any breakup.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shake hands at the Ziguangge Pavilion in the Zhongnanhai leaders' compound in Beijing on September 5, 2012.

Hillary Clinton may be the most hated woman in China

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As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was often outspoken against China, causing lots of anger and criticism among Chinese leaders and average citizens. The announcement that she’ll run for president in 2016 has provoked nasty comments from China, but could that help her with American voters?

President Barack Obama shakes hands before speaking at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

‘Do more with less’ might be the military’s unofficial motto


The US military is both fighting ISIS in Iraq in Syria and helping medical efforts against Ebola in West Africa. So what, in 2014, is the core purpose of the US military? And what might the future hold?

Barack Obama joins British Prime Minister David Cameron on a visit to a school prior to the NATO summit in Wales on Thursday. Western leaders are looking for strategies to deal with threats from Russia and the Islamic State.

The US is struggling to define its place in a ‘world on fire’


In a year of never-ending crises from Ukraine to Syria to Gaza to West Africa, the United States isn’t always the country getting results. What does that mean for America’s place in the world?

Chinese netizens

Embarrassed by the US government shutdown? In China, some are applauding us

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Seems everyone in the world is making fun of the most powerful nation on Earth these days for not being able to keep its own government running. But Chinese netizens think the US is inspiring, because the people actually hold some power.