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JANUARY 05, 2022 |

New era. For years, Finland and Sweden have worried about how Russia might react to their military decisions. As they mull joining NATO, they are no longer deferring to Moscow, FP’s Elisabeth Braw writes.


Regional threats. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s authoritarian course is distancing Serbia from the West—and threatening the country’s European neighbors, Florian Bieber writes.


Flawed fix. Libyans hoped to elect their new president last month. But rather than resolving Libya’s problems, an election might have exacerbated them, FP’s Anchal Vohra writes.


Police brutality. Across Bangladesh, hundreds of people have died at the hands of the country’s elite police unit. They are allowed to kill without consequences, Nazmul Ahasan writes.


Faulty policy. If the goal of the Biden administration’s new over-the-horizon counterterrorism strategy is to eradicate actors posing a terrorist threat, it will undoubtedly fail, Tore Hamming and Colin P. Clarke write.

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