Foreign Policy – Editor’s Picks


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JANUARY 12, 2022 |
1

Beijing’s backyard. The Biden administration has ignored two small yet politically crucial countries in Southeast Asia: Cambodia and Laos. This is a strategic mistake, Derek Grossman writes.

2

Pandemic central. The World Health Organization has made Germany the home of its first pandemic preparedness hub for key geopolitical reasons, Stéphanie Fillion writes.

3

Color revolution? Kazakhstan’s unrest has drawn comparisons to demonstrations in Ukraine and Belarus. But grouping them together is an oversimplification, Erica Marat and Assel Tutumlu write.

4

Border emergency. At the militarized Polish-Belarusian border zone, extensive security restrictions have given rise to a creeping sense of danger, Michal Kranz reports.

5

Steep cost. “Harsh Times,” Mario Vargas Llosa’s latest novel, offers a sharp critique of the role that corporate interests play in establishing U.S. power, Lucas Iberico Lozada writes.