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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Cameron Hood, Newsletter EditorCameron Hood
Newsletter Editor
Welcome to Grid This Week, featuring our selection of the best Grid stories for your weekend reading. 

In this week’s digest, our reporters dive into: 
how Xi could become China’s “leader for life,” the Iran protests show no sign of stopping, inflation is still a big deal, and the stories of Russians fleeing Putin and his Ukraine war.

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Thanks for reading, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
A Xi Jinping ‘report card’: Six ways Xi’s decade of crackdowns and campaigns has changed China
By Lili Pike
Hurricanes Fiona and Ian show how the warming-driven cascade of disasters makes emergency response harder
By Dave Levitan
Will Xi Jinping be China’s leader for life? The upcoming 20th Party Congress will provide important new clues.
By Lili Pike
Inflation is stubbornly above 8 percent. Why it’s not slowing down despite falling gas prices.
By Matthew Zeitlin and Kay Steiger
Opposition to Ukraine war weakens as young Russians flee conscription and far-right nationalists grow stronger
By Neil Hauer
How much trouble is Iran’s ruling regime in? Why the Mahsa Amini movement is different than previous protests.
By Joshua Keating
‘No Dumb Questions’: Xi Jinping is on the cusp of a third term — how does China choose its leaders?
By Lili Pike, Cleo Li-Schwartz, Jake Garcia and Tom Nagorski
Is Biden to blame for the border crisis? How U.S. policies aren’t keeping up with global migration trends.
By Maggie Severns, Anna Deen, Joshua Keating and Matthew Zeitlin
Bad Takes Podcast: Biology isn’t a social construct
By Olivia Reingold
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