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DECEMBER 21, 2021 |
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1

Kim Jong Un doctrine. This month marks a decade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s rule. In that time, he has used the brutal tools of repression he inherited to ensure his regime’s survival, Naoko Aoki writes.

2

Urgent situation. Without a functioning nuclear deal keeping U.S. sanctions lifted, no Iranian government can hope to adequately respond to the dire challenges the country faces, Sajjad Safaei writes.

3

Partisan divides. Is the Biden administration stonewalling Congress’s investigation into the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan? Republicans seem to think so, FP’s Jack Detsch reports.

4

Dropping the ball. The United States lags far behind many other countries, including Australia, in cracking down on white supremacist terror groups, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Varsha Koduvayur write.

5

The year Kabul fell. This year, the stunning Taliban takeover of Kabul left Afghanistan—and the world—transformed. FP’s Chloe Hadavas has rounded up five of FP’s top Afghanistan stories.