Media matters: Part I

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into how media attention to bureaucratic failing can spur both action and resistance.

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Taliban takes over half of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals

The Taliban has taken over half of Afghanistan's provincial capitals, as it continues to make gains across the country. Also, the Venezuelan government and opposition are meeting for talks in Mexico. And, President Joe Biden is sending his special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, to push for stability in Ethiopia.