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December 1, 2022

Mexico
More Soldiers Won’t Curb Mexico’s Rampant Violence

Fully implementing and funding its 2008 constitutional reform of the justice system would reduce impunity, boost public confidence and uphold the basic rule of law.

Mexico’s justice system needs better police, lawyers and judges—and fewer soldiers.

October 17, 2022

Immigration and Migration
Border Enforcement Won’t Solve the U.S. Migrant Crisis

When the U.S. Border Patrol tallies the arrests of those illegally crossing the border with Mexico in the past fiscal year, which finished at the end of September, the numbers will shatter a two-deca…

Border Patrol agent in Eagle Pass, Texas

September 29, 2022

Mali
Mali’s Junta Sees Enemies Everywhere

Blaming external actors for the country’s woes accomplishes little for the Malian people.

Republic of Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Maiga, dressed in white with a pin of Mali's flag, walks to address the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters on September 24, 2022.

July 19, 2022

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Crisis Likely Won’t Be Resolved Soon

Sri Lanka’s new president should be able to finish negotiations with the IMF, but protesters will likely demand more.

Protesters gather in a street leading to the Sri Lankan President's official residence

November 17, 2022

United States
Will Biden’s Trade Policy Shift after the Midterms?

It probably won’t, and that would be a mistake.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden's trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

June 11, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Your Fix for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Won’t Work

The dispute is complicated in ways that extend far beyond political and legal solutions.

A Palestinian demonstrator scuffles with an Israeli border policewoman during a protest marking "Land Day", in Sebastia near Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank March 30, 2021.

May 9, 2022

Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos Jr Appears to Have Won Convincingly: Here’s What That Means for the Philippines

Marcos Jr's decisive victory would change the political landscape in the Philippines.

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in San Fernando, Pampanga province, Philippines, on April 29, 2022.

March 21, 2022

India
Why the Ukraine War Likely Won't Affect India-U.S. Ties

India’s stance in the Russia-Ukraine war has prompted policymakers and analysts in Washington DC to question the depth of the United States (US)-India strategic partnership. As a member of Quad, Indi…

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken meets with India's Foreign Minister Jaishankar in Rome

April 19, 2021

Americas
Lava Jato: See How Far Brazil’s Corruption Probe Reached

Corruption investigations that started in Brazil ultimately triggered political upheaval across the continent. But the Brazilian taskforce’s methods have been questioned, including over alleged bias…

September 9, 2021

Iraq War
Foreign Affairs September/October 2021 Issue Launch: Who Won the War on Terror?

As the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, Foreign Affairs Executive Editor Justin Vogt discusses who won the war on terror and what it means for the United States…

Play A displaced Iraqi family walks along a Mosul street of rubble and broken building