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DECEMBER 29, 2022 | VIEW IN BROWSER
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Conflicts to watch. Today’s most dangerous flash points are indicative of the world’s struggle for a new equilibrium. As 2021 draws to a close, Comfort Ero and Richard Atwood round up the 10 key conflicts to keep an eye on in the new year.

2

Ukraine standoff. As U.S.-Russia tensions escalate, U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to demand that Moscow roll back more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border when he speaks with his Russian counterpart, FP’s Jack Detsch reports.

3

New frontier. Russia sees space weaponization as the future of great-power warfare—and it needs to demonstrate its technological capabilities before they are regulated, Deganit Paikowsky writes.

4

Amphetamine addiction. By cutting off Lebanon, Gulf states have ignited an economic crisis that will only further Lebanese instability and fuel the illicit captagon trade, Caroline Rose writes.

5

Facing justice? Many Hondurans want outgoing President Juan Orlando Hernández to be extradited on drug trafficking charges—but it won’t be easy, Anna-Catherine Brigida reports.