Foreign Affairs Summaries and Reviews

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What the Optimists Get Wrong About Conflict

Tanisha M. Fazal and Paul Poast

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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Beijing’s Assertiveness Betrays Its Desperation

Michael Beckley

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Where American Illusions and Great-Power Politics Collide

Serhii Plokhy and Mary Elise Sarotte

Foreign Affairs, 2019

9
Why America Shouldn’t Panic About Its Latest Challenger

Fareed Zakaria

Foreign Affairs, 2020

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But What Kind of State Will It Be?

Yousef Munayyer

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
The 40-Year Obsession with Iran

Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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And How It Hurt America

Dani Rodrik

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
As Washington Steps Back, Beijing Will Take Charge

Kristine Lee

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
Beijing Can’t Compete With Washington Until It Reckons With Its People

Jiwei Ci

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
Why the Middle East Is More Combustible Than Ever

Robert Malley

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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Xi Jinping’s Quest to Dominate China

Richard McGregor

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
Neither Side Wants a Fight, but That Doesn’t Eliminate the Danger

Ilan Goldenberg

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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Orban’s Evolution and Hungary’s Demise

Paul Lendvai

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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How Duterte’s Brutal Populism Conquered the Philippines

Sheila S. Coronel

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
The Rise and Rule of Turkey’s Islamist Shapeshifter

Kaya Genc

Foreign Affairs, 2019

6
Russia’s Imperial Impostor

Susan B. Glasser

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Are Washington and Beijing Fighting a New Cold War?

Odd Arne Westad

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
Will Khartoum Become the Center of a New African Order or an Appendage of the Gulf?

Michael Woldemariam and Alden Young

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Latin American Neighbors Are Pulling More Than Their Weight

Cynthia J. Arnson

Foreign Affairs, 2019

5
How America Can Both Challenge and Coexist with China

Kurt M. Campbell and Jake Sullivan

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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A Rift That Began in Iraq and Syria Now Threatens to Divide NATO

Aaron Stein

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
What Mueller Found – and Didn’t Find – About Trump and Russia

Stephen Kotkin

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Why Its Successes Are Becoming Liabilities

Elizabeth C. Economy

Foreign Affairs, 2019

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How Wall Street Became a Cult of Risk

Gillian Tett

Foreign Affairs, 2019

9
Why US Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail

Amy Zegart and Michael Morell

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
The Struggle to Define China’s “Project of the Century”

Yuen Yuen Ang

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
How Washington’s Escalation Could Lead to Unintended Catastrophe

Philip H. Gordon

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
The Biology of Us and Them

Robert Sapolsky

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
America Can’t Do More With Less, and It Shouldn’t Try

Brett McGurk

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
War’s Sci-Fi Future

Christian Brose

Foreign Affairs, 2019

9
What Happens When Europe Comes Apart?

Robert Kagan

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Handling Russia, China, and Iran

Michael Mandelbaum

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
How India’s Democracy Constrains Modi

Ruchir Sharma

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
How Washington Should End Its Debt Obsession

Jason Furman and Lawrence H. Summers

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
The Coming Age of Post-Truth Geopolitics

Robert Chesney and Danielle Citron

Foreign Affairs, 2019

9
The Bad Politics of a Good Idea

Alan S. Blinder

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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And What Comes in Its Wake

Richard Haass

Foreign Affairs, 2018

8
The Trump Administration’s Strategy

Michael R. Pompeo

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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Lessons From a Failed State

Moisés Naím and Francisco Toro

Foreign Affairs, 2018

8
Ten Questions About the New US-China Strategy

Kevin Rudd

Foreign Affairs, 2018

9
What We Should Have Learned From 2008

Carmen Reinhart and Vincent Reinhart

Foreign Affairs, 2018

7
What the World Should Have Learned in 2008

Adam Tooze

Foreign Affairs, 2018

9
Power and Violence in Today’s Middle East

Marc Lynch

Foreign Affairs, 2018

7
Good Idea in Theory, Failing in Practice

Jeffrey Ball

Foreign Affairs, 2018

9
Why Climate Change Matters More Than Anything Else

Joshua Busby

Foreign Affairs, 2018

9
A Grand Strategy for Confronting Putin

Michael McFaul

Foreign Affairs, 2018

8
Too Much Hope, Too Little Change

Gladys I. McCormick and Matthew R. Cleary

Foreign Affairs, 2018

7
How the West Surrendered Global Infrastructure Development to China

Bushra Bataineh et al.

Foreign Affairs, 2018

8
The Reign of Xi Jinping

Elizabeth C. Economy

Foreign Affairs, 2018

8
How CRISPR Could Transform Global Development

Bill Gates

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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The Real Challenges Are Not Technical, but Political

Scott Moore

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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And How Democracies Can Push Back

John Garnaut

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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How It Became a Threat to the Rule of Law Everywhere

Nate Schenkkan

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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How a State Fails

Stuart A. Reid

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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Why Tolerance and Equality Are Not Enough

Jeff Colgan

Foreign Affairs, 2018

8
The Real Roots of the Conflict

Asher Orkaby

Foreign Affairs, 2017

7
Sitagu Sayadaw’s Case for Mass Killing

Matthew J. Walton

Foreign Affairs, 2017

7
An Escalation From Riyadh

Bilal Y. Saab

Foreign Affairs, 2017

7
How Far-Right Ideas Are Going International

George Hawley

Foreign Affairs, 2017

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Could a New Transnational Polity Help Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Nicholas Van Hear

Foreign Affairs, 2017

8
Latin American Solutions for a Latin American Problem

Adriana Erthal Abdenur and Robert Muggah

Foreign Affairs, 2017

7
Race and Inequality After Charlottesville

Fredrick C. Harris and Robert C. Lieberman

Foreign Affairs, 2017

7
The GST Is an Important, Limited First Step

Praveen Chakravarty

Foreign Affairs, 2017

6
The Next Pattern of Conflict

Samuel P. Huntington

Foreign Affairs, 1993

8
How to Stem the Flow of Migrants

Sabina Henneberg and Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski

Foreign Affairs, 2017

8
Grand Strategy in a Hyperconnected World

Tim Kaine

Foreign Affairs, 2017

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Financing the Supply Chain

Rebecca Liao

Foreign Affairs, 2017

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How Democracies Should Respond

Thorsten Benner

Foreign Affairs, 2017

8
A New Kind of Federalism for the Continent

Pierpaolo Barbieri and Shahin Vallée

Foreign Affairs, 2017

7
How It Could Cut Poverty and Bureaucracy

Shamika Ravi

Foreign Affairs, 2017

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And Why That's a Giant Problem

Tom Nichols

Foreign Affairs, 2017

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Increase Funding for Basic Science

L. Rafael Reif

Foreign Affairs, 2017

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