Newsletter: FP Editor’s Picks


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Boxed in. As China ramps up its saber-rattling over Taiwan, U.S. President Joe Biden is trapped within the Democratic caucus. Moderates want to give him more war powers—but progressives don’t want to rock the boat, FP’s Jack Detsch reports.

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American insurgency. As police around the United States resist vaccines, some analysts have proposed firing those who refuse. Although this may be a tempting solution, it could be dangerous, FP’s Steven A. Cook writes.

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AUKUS alarm. ASEAN has been struggling to preserve unity as its members realign in the U.S.-China rivalry. But nothing has shaken the Southeast Asian bloc as much as AUKUS, William Choong and Sharon Seah write.

4

Data revolution. Cities are on the front lines of the climate crisis. They are also adapting to environmental change by leveraging a potent new asset: Big Data, Robert Muggah and Carlo Ratti write.

5

Homegrown approach. Pakistan is following a “war on terror” counterterrorism approach that has further entrenched extremism. Islamabad must develop a homegrown strategy that is more nuanced, Abdul Basit writes.

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