FP Editor’s picks – Newsletter


Drug hub. Despite its draconian laws, Saudi Arabia has become the Middle East’s most lucrative market for amphetamines—especially captagon, FP’s Anchal Vohra writes


Money talks. U.S. President Joe Biden is doling out ambassadorships to billionaire donors—many of whom have no diplomatic experience, FP’s Robbie Gramer reports


Fractured against Fidesz. Infighting among Hungary’s diverse opposition is endangering its efforts to oust Prime Minister Viktor Orban in elections next year, Amanda Coakley reports


Monopoly on memory. Russia’s best-known human rights organization is fighting for its life. It’s part of the Kremlin’s effort to turn historical memory toward its own ends, Alexander Baunov writes


Impactful reads. FP publishes hundreds of pieces every year, and some of them manage to change things in the real world. FP’s Keith Johnson rounds up our five most impactful reads of 2021.