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DECEMBER 13, 2021 | VIEW IN BROWSER
1

Dimming star. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was once known as an electoral wizard. But recent political scandals have propelled his fall from grace, Owen Matthews reports.

2

Putin’s playbook. Russian President Vladimir Putin has set his sights on Ukraine. If the West fails to deter him, Georgia and the Baltics could be next, Natia Seskuria writes.

3

Broken politics. Many of Turkey’s problems began before it switched to a presidential system, but Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s executive presidency has exacerbated them, FP’s Steven A. Cook writes.

4

Playing the long game. While Washington forges military alliances across Asia, Beijing has focused on trade. China’s strategy will be more effective in the long run, Kishore Mahbubani writes.

5

Inhumane policy. Malawi has long been a refugee safe haven. But as the government mulls relocating thousands to a congested camp, refugees are no longer safe there, Madalitso Wills Kateta writes.