Foreign Policy Newsletter : FP Editor’s PIcks


1

“Creepier by the second.” Peng Shuai, one of China’s top tennis players, is missing after accusing a senior government official of sexual assault. FP’s Chloe Hadavas explains what happened—and why her disappearance marks a turning point for Beijing.

2

Thawing relations? After months of tensions, India and Pakistan eased their respective border restrictions this week. It could signal a larger political shift as both countries recalibrate their relationship, FP’s C. Raja Mohan writes.

3

Troubling buildup. U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are preparing for a virtual summit just as Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine sounds alarm bells in Washington, FP’s Amy Mackinnon reports.

4

State strikes. A year after the Ugandan government killed scores of citizens during protests, nobody has been held accountable. State violence has become increasingly entrenched within the country, Liam Taylor reports.

5

Climate hypocrisy. Western countries have been shamelessly benefiting from African forests for decades. They must admit their complicity in overseas deforestation, Muhammed Magassy writes.