Your FP Insider Access:
The Biden administration insists it’s not focused on geopolitical competition, but its new document is full of references to Russia and China.
But the Kremlin “doesn’t actually want an arms race” with Washington, experts say.
Finland’s envoy to Washington once shared a sauna with the Russian president. Here’s what he thinks the West got wrong about Vladimir Putin.
More than 70,000 Afghans who worked for the United States are still waiting for visas—unless the Taliban get to them first.
Quiz: What in the World? What in the World?… | View Comments ()
Have feedback? Email to let me know your thoughts.
1. In a referendum boycotted by opposition groups, Tunisians approved a new constitution earlier this week that dramatically expands the power of the country’s president.
What is the Tunisian president’s name?
Hichem Mechichi
Rached Ghannouchi
Abir Moussi
Kais Saied
2. On Tuesday, who became the first foreign leader to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping since February, when Xi welcomed dignitaries attending Beijing’s Winter Olympics?
Indonesian President Joko Widodo
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Xi has avoided diplomatic travel since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Which country did Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visit this week, marking his first trip to a European Union member state since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi nearly four years ago?
4. What is the capital of Uzbekistan, which played host to a series of major meetings among regional leaders this week?
One set of meetings was a conference with the Taliban, where Afghanistan’s neighbors expressed concern about rising terrorism, FP’s Lynne O’Donnell writes.
5. Tensions have flared between Beijing and Washington over which U.S. politician’s plans to visit Taiwan in August?
President Joe Biden
Former President Donald Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin
6. Alejandro Giammattei—who became the first Latin American president to visit his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, in Kyiv, Ukraine, this week—is the president of which country?
El Salvador
7. What is the westernmost country in continental Africa, which holds parliamentary elections on Sunday?
Ivory Coast
Senegal’s democratic backsliding threatens democracy across the continent, Danielle Resnick writes.
8. Which proportion of low-income countries are currently at a “high risk of debt distress,” according to the International Monetary Fund?
85 percent
60 percent
39 percent
10 percent
9. What is the name of the Russian state energy company that reduced gas deliveries to Europe this week?
Moscow said the reduction was due to technical difficulties, but the EU argued the move was politically motivated.
10. Which world leader did Ukrainian digital petitioners recently request as their new prime minister?
Former U.S. President Barack Obama
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili
The petition, which gained thousands of signatures, lauded the British leader—who recently announced his resignation over a series of scandals—for his “clear position against the military invasion of Ukraine, [and] wisdom in the political, financial and legal spheres.”
You scored
It’s a big world out there! Brush up on global goings-on by subscribing to Morning Brief, Foreign Policy’s flagship daily newsletter.
You scored
Great job! Now, dig deeper by subscribing to Foreign Policy’s one-stop regional newsletters: Africa Brief, China Brief, Latin America Brief, and South Asia Brief.
You scored
Perfection! You’re a pro who needs the in-depth insights offered in Situation Report, our newsletter on national security and defense.
Have feedback? Email to let me know your thoughts.
Nina Goldman is a deputy copy editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @goldmannk
Commenting on this and other recent articles is just one benefit of a Foreign Policy subscription.
Already a subscriber? .

View Comments
Join the conversation on this and other recent Foreign Policy articles when you subscribe now.

Not your account?
View Comments
Please follow our comment guidelines, stay on topic, and be civil, courteous, and respectful of others’ beliefs. Comments are closed automatically seven days after articles are published.

The default username below has been generated using the first name and last initial on your FP subscriber account. Usernames may be updated at any time and must not contain inappropriate or offensive language.

NEW FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Want to read more on this topic or region? Click + to receive email alerts when new stories are published on Politics
Beijing is running out of recipes for its looming jobs crisis—and reviving Mao-era policies.
“Friendshoring” is the new trend as geopolitics bites.
A new era of tensions will focus minds and break logjams, as Cold War history shows.
From Saint-Tropez to Amalfi, the region’s most attractive tourist destinations are also its most vulnerable.
Sign up for Morning Brief
By signing up, I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and to occasionally receive special offers from Foreign Policy.
Expand your perspective with unlimited access to FP.
Subscribe Now
Your guide to the most important world stories of the day. Delivered Monday-Friday.
Essential analysis of the stories shaping geopolitics on the continent. Delivered Wednesday.
One-stop digest of politics, economics, and culture. Delivered Friday.
The latest news, analysis, and data from the country each week. Delivered Wednesday.
Weekly update on developments in India and its neighbors. Delivered Thursday.
Weekly update on what’s driving U.S. national security policy. Delivered Thursday.
A curated selection of our very best long reads. Delivered Wednesday & Sunday.
Evening roundup with our editors’ favorite stories of the day. Delivered Monday-Saturday.
A monthly digest of the top articles read by FP subscribers.
Register now
Last summer, the United States decided to end its longest war. But just days after the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, Kabul fell—and the Taliban took control of the country. Aug.Show more
Register now
In her role as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power is often thrust into the forefront of some of the world’s biggest crises. From working to ensuShow more
Want the inside scoop on Russian arms sales to Africa? Care to learn more about how Ukraine is arming itself and how Beijing views Washington’s support for Taiwan? FP subscribers are alreaShow more
There are two Western views of the same facts on the ground in Ukraine—and only one can be correct.
Countries in the region are finally becoming full members of the EU club thanks to the war.
This week in FP’s international news quiz: a targeted assassination, Senegal’s election, and changing fashion politics.
This week in FP’s international news quiz: potential prime ministers, skyrocketing inflation, and a new deal in the Black Sea.


Shop Sephari