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JANUARY 07, 2022 | VIEW IN BROWSER
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Putin’s agenda. Russia’s decision to intervene to quell national unrest in Kazakhstan offers crucial insight into the Kremlin’s strategic calculus, Eugene Chausovsky writes.

2

Stranded envoys. Months after Kabul fell, dozens of Afghan diplomats abroad are defying the Taliban and fighting to keep their embassies open, FP’s Jack Detsch and Robbie Gramer report.

3

Independent decision. As Russian and NATO officials prepare for talks next week, Sweden isn’t letting Russia dictate whether it can apply to join the military alliance, FP’s Amy Mackinnon reports.

4

Ruthless strategy. One need not agree with the Biden administration’s Middle East policy, but it is clear that the White House is following an underlying strategy of ruthless pragmatism, FP’s Steven A. Cook writes.

5

Fraught transition. With the Sudanese prime minister resigning amid sweeping protests, Washington’s Sudan policy needs a fresh start, Cameron Hudson and Kholood Khair write.