Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Was ‘Self-Defeating’

With historically high prices rippling around the world, what are the alternatives? Can we avoid major economic pain? What happens next, and what are ways we can get out of this mess? To understand all of the challenges ahead, Foreign Policy spoke with Meghan O’Sullivan, director of the Geopolitics of […]

Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)

National security has become a hot-button issue for candidates in the lead-up to Australia’s elections this Saturday. The broad, “nontransparent” language used in the written pact between the Solomon Islands and China has made officials and analysts wary of Beijing’s intentions as China in recent years has more aggressively expanded […]

Rethinking Maximum Pressure

If you would like to receive Latin America Brief in your inbox every Friday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Biden dials down Trump-era policies toward Cuba and Venezuela , Chile presents its new draft constitution, and Salvadoran journalists expose gang-government negotiations. Welcome back to Foreign Policy’s […]

Economy, China, Climate Dominate As Australia Set For Polls

Australians will go to the polls on Saturday following a six-week campaign that has focused on pandemic-fuelled inflation, climate change and fears of a Chinese military outpost being established less than 2,000 kilometers off Australia’s shore. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition is seeking a rare fourth three-year term. He […]

Expanding State Power Still Tops Xi’s Agenda

If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: A recently publicized speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping reveals his economic priorities, Shanghai officials say the city’s COVID-19 outbreak is under control, and U.S. investigators point to […]