5 Top Reads
Our Best Weekend Reads
This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.
Mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, left some 49 people dead and 48 injured, in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a well-planned “terrorist attack.”
Meanwhile, a crash in Ethiopia brought the latest iteration of Boeing’s best-selling aircraft to a standstill over the course of less than a week.
These are Foreign Policy’s top five weekend reads.
In the days and hours ahead of his deadly killing spree at a New Zealand mosque on Friday, the alleged shooter left a trail of digital evidence that demonstrated one clear purpose: His terrorist attack was conceived for the internet, FP’s Elias Groll reports.
In light of the terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques, here are some essays that help explain a global trend of Islamophobia and right-wing hate.
An Ethiopian Airlines crash brought flights on the latest iteration of Boeing’s best-selling aircraft to a standstill in only five days, writes FP’s C.K. Hickey.
First, Russian President Vladimir Putin came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. His next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the European Union, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili writes.
Internal documents show how the United States works to stymie progress on women’s health, cultural issues, and climate change, FP’s Colum Lynch and Robbie Gramer report.