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DECEMBER 28, 2022 | VIEW IN BROWSER
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1

Containing COVID? China has successfully maintained a “zero COVID” policy since the virus’s initial outbreak. But as the omicron variant spreads, Beijing faces its greatest challenge yet, FP’s James Palmer writes.

2

Last chance. As the eighth round of nuclear talks kicks off, U.S. officials warn that Iran has only weeks to curb its nuclear ambitionsor face a renewed pressure campaign, FP’s Colum Lynch reports.

3

To-do list. Despite having some foreign-policy successes in 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden won’t get much of a break next year. FP’s Stephen M. Walt analyzes the challenges Washington should prepare for in 2022.

4

Course correction. The Biden administration’s one-sided approach arguably prolonged the war in Ethiopia. Washington must now push the Tigray People’s Liberation Front to surrender, Bronwyn Bruton and Ann Fitz-Gerald write.

5

Shrinking freedoms. For years, Moscow has used surveillance, harassment, and persecution to control its critics. It is now trying to eliminate dissent altogether, Madeline Roache reports.