FP Editor’s Pick – Newsletter


1

Geopolitical chessboard. Russia has transformed the Western Balkans into a virtual chessboard where it vies for influence and power. Moscow wants to see how far it can push before the West reacts, Vesna Pusic writes.

2

Hazy politics. Young German voters ushered the pro-business Free Democratic Party into power—but the party doesn’t know what it wants, Peter Kuras writes.

3

Dark decade. The U.N. Libya envoy abruptly resigned just weeks before the country’s critical elections. His sudden departure is a sign that Libya is still falling apart, FP’s Colum Lynch, Jack Detsch, and Robbie Gramer report.

4

Legacy of violence. European colonists used the death penalty to instill terror and cement foreign domination. African governments must abolish the practice, Caleb Okereke and Patricia Kisesi write.

5

Vaccine apartheid. The United States promised to be the world’s “arsenal of vaccines”—and failed. Washington must focus instead on making vaccine technology globally accessible, Vidya Krishnan writes.