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FEBRUARY 26, 2022 |
1

Out of time. Masouma Tajik, a 23-year-old Afghan recent graduate, fled for safety in Ukraine when the Taliban seized power. She is now facing war again, FP’s Amy Mackinnon reports.

2

Enduring rival. After the Cold War, the United States pursued a set of hubristic policies that laid the groundwork for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rise to power, FP’s Michael Hirsh writes.

3

Sharp focus. The Biden administration’s new Indo-Pacific Strategy underscores the significance it attaches to the region, even as it grapples with Russian aggression, FP’s Sumit Ganguly writes.

4

Human toll. Hours after Putin offered “de-Nazification” as a flimsy pretext for invading Ukraine, Russian missiles hit the historical Ukrainian Jewish town of Uman, Justin Ling writes.

5

Social media offensive. As columns of Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, Moscow also launched an information warfare assault on the country, Justin Ling writes.