FP Editor’s Pick


1

Exit strategy. As conflict in Ethiopia escalates, the U.S. State Department is launching a new task force to plot an escape route for U.S. citizens and embassy personnel, FP’s Robbie Gramer reports in an exclusive.

2

Suffering generation. The Netflix show “Squid Game” reflects a landscape of despair in South Korea. For two decades, young South Koreans have died by suicide in record numbers, Katrin Park writes.

3

Political comeback? Benjamin Netanyahu promised to make a political comeback in his final speech as Israeli prime minister. The passage of a crucial budget bill will make that harder, Neri Zilber reports.

4

Energy conundrum. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s political and climate ambitions are clashing. As he tries to cement his place in history, he cannot afford to let citizens suffer, Melinda Liu writes.

5

Fatal mistakes. As Washington and Tehran approach a critical juncture in their long-running feud, U.S. policymakers are misreading Tehran’s signals, Sina Toossi writes.