FP Editor’s Pick


Dangerous moves? With Russia’s history of invading its neighbors, Moscow’s recent military buildup near the Ukrainian border is disturbing. But it doesn’t signify war, Jeff Hawn writes.


Reversing course. Sweden generously welcomed 163,000 refugees during the 2015 refugee crisis. It has since learned that even the most benevolent state has its limits, FP’s James Traub writes.


Diplomatic dysfunction. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi insists he wants to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. But his diplomats aren’t up to the task, Sajjad Safaei writes.


Glaring misconduct. Recent U.S. government watchdog reports have shed new light on bullying and mismanagement in the U.S. State Department under former President Donald Trump, FP’s Robbie Gramer and Zinya Salfiti report.


Climate progress? COP26 has been labeled both a success and a disaster. But what actually happened? FP’s Christina Lu explains where progress was made—and where negotiations fell short.