|1 Energy crunch. Europe is in the throes of an energy crisis, with natural gas prices surging by almost 400 percent. Russia holds one of the keys to resolving it, Alexander Gabuev writes.|
|2 Digital dangers? Many U.S. policymakers are concerned that China’s digital yuan could have dire ramifications for the United States. But it poses no threat to dollar hegemony, Danny Li writes.|
|3 Disinformation drive. The U.S. Army failed to warn almost 90 percent of its soldiers about Chinese and Russian COVID-19 disinformation, according to a survey conducted last year, FP’s Amy Mackinnon and Jack Detsch report.|
|4 Distorted history. By equating World War II killings of Italians with the Holocaust, the Italian right is whitewashing the country’s past, Giorgio Ghiglione writes.|
|5 Demographic debate. Singapore has spent decades trying to boost birth rates. Its ban on egg freezing procedures is exacerbating these challenges and eroding women’s reproductive freedom, Samantha HuiQi Yow writes.|
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