Megan Alpert is a fellow at Foreign Policy. Her previous bylines have included The Guardian, Guernica Daily, and Earth Island Journal. She is an Orlando Poetry Prize winner, a former resident-fellow at Vermont Studio Center, and a graduate of The Bennington Writing Seminars.
With Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order of a partial mobilization of reservists to bolster his forces in Ukraine, Russia’s invasion has potentially entered an even more destructive...Show more and dangerous new phase. Tune in as FP’s executive editor, Amelia Lester, and FP’s team of reporters who have been covering this story answer your questions about where the war is headed next: What will happen with referendums in Russian-occupied territories? How will dissent at home affect what Putin does next, and what do experts make of his nuclear saber-rattling? What is the mood on the ground in Ukraine, and how are its allies in the United States and Europe handling an energy crunch caused by Russia’s invasion? Don’t miss the chance to ask your questions to our in-house experts on this fast-moving story.
Pakistan has been plagued by economic crisis, political unrest, and now by catastrophic and deadly flooding.
At 34 years old, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is the country’s youngest foreign min...Show moreister and the leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, the second-largest coalition party in the current government. Bhutto Zardari joined FP’s editor in chief, Ravi Agrawal, for a wide-ranging interview to discuss how his government is coping with the disaster and what its plans are to help mitigate the various crises facing the country. The two discussed Bhutto Zardari’s new role, his plans to move the country forward, the future of his coalition government, and much more.
In just the past week, Ukraine’s military has liberated some 2,400 square miles of territory captured by Russian forces since the war began in February. These gains—the most tangible tur...Show morening point in the war so far—are in part due to prolific support from NATO, the military alliance between 28 European countries plus Canada and the United States. NATO’s support, however, raises several questions. How long can these 30 democracies—each with their own internal domestic concerns and economic pressures—continue to arm and assist Ukraine? How can NATO continue to repel Russian cyberattacks and other threats? And in the longer term, in light of the meeting this week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, how does NATO prepare for a growing challenge from Beijing? Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, joined FP’s Ravi Agrawal on FP Live to answer these questions along with many others.
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