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MARCH 11, 2022 |

Painful trade-offs. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has given Western countries newfound unity. But they may not be ready to make the trade-offs necessary for security, Thomas de Maizière and A. Wess Mitchell write.


Dangerous turn. As Moscow places its nuclear forces on alert, what is the threat of nuclear war between Russia and the West? FP’s Emma Ashford and Matthew Kroenig discuss in our series, It’s Debatable.


Narrow victory. Five years after former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was expelled from office, South Korea’s conservative party is back in power, S. Nathan Park writes.


Energy crisis. What do surging oil prices mean for the world? FP’s Adam Tooze discusses how spikes will affect inflation and climate change in an interview with FP’s Cameron Abadi.


“Rain bomb.” As Australia’s federal election approaches, devastating floods have shown how the country is at the sharp end of the climate crisis, Maddison Connaughton reports.