FP Newsletter : Editor’s pick


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NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | VIEW IN BROWSER
1

“Together we stand.” Secessionist impulses are gaining momentum around the United States. But breaking up would jeopardize the United States’ most important geopolitical asset, FP’s Stephen M. Walt writes.

2

On life support. Leaders from the United States, Mexico, and Canada are convening for the first time since 2016 at the North American trilateral summit. They must revive the project of a united continent, FP’s Edward Alden writes.

3

Growing footprint. The Biden administration has quietly deployed more U.S. troops to Taiwan over the past few months, in a move that could signify its growing concern over the island’s fate, FP’s Jack Detsch reports.

4

Nuclear bet. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that India would reach net-zero emissions by 2070 at COP26. Only turning to nuclear power will allow him to keep his word, Anik Joshi writes.

5

Energy squeeze. Ukraine’s energy sector has long been vulnerable to Russian advances. Working with the West can help Kyiv reach greater energy security—and a stronger geopolitical position, Eugene Chausovsky writes.

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