NEWSLETTER: FP Editor’s Pick


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NOVEMBER 01, 2021 | VIEW IN BROWSER
 
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Compounding crises. Months after the U.S. withdrawal, Afghanistan is nearing collapse. In an interview with FP’s Lynne O’Donnell, the former head of the Afghan intelligence discusses the challenges facing the Taliban—and what comes next.

 
 
 
 
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Rescuing Evergrande? In the past, Beijing has intervened in economic crises. But the world shouldn’t expect the same response to the Evergrande storm, Roselyn Hsueh writes.

 
 
 
 
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Hawkish line. Russia appears to be moving a substantial quantity of military equipment near the border with Ukraine. The activity has sparked concerns about Moscow’s intentions, FP’s Amy Mackinnon reports.

 
 
 
 
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Delusional strategy. At COP26, Washington will face pressure to make concessions to China to secure its climate cooperation. But the idea that appeasing Beijing can save the planet is a fantasy, Jacob Helberg writes.

 
 
 
 
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Cracking down. Only one media outlet in Jordan was able to cover the Pandora Papers before everything went dark. In this environment, journalists are forced to always watch their own backs, Daoud Kuttab writes.