FP’s Editors PIcks – Newsletter


1

Essential employees. It’s an open secret that Washington’s foreign-policy machine runs on interns. Yet most are underpaid—and some aren’t paid at all, FP’s Robbie Gramer and Anna Weber report.

2

Unlikely comeback. Ten years after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad first violently crushed a peaceful uprising, he has found his way back into the world’s good graces, Bente Scheller writes.

3

Exit door. Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Nations has resigned from his post just four months after the Taliban takeover, FP’s Jack Detsch and Colum Lynch report.

4

Technological breakthrough. Jordan and Israel’s new water-for-energy deal—meant to ease the impacts of climate change—marks a significant step forward for regional cooperation, FP’s Anchal Vohra writes.

5

Incoherent policy. As the Biden administration’s first year concludes, the United States still lacks an Indo-Pacific strategy that counters China’s inescapable pull in Southeast Asia, Derek Grossman writes.