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Saudi Arabia Isn’t Just Raising Taxes

2020-06-13

For autocratic regimes, increasing taxes could put their survival at risk.

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We’ll Be Wearing Things on Our Faces for a Long Time

2020-05-23

You can choose between a mask and a face shield, but you can’t choose nothing.

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About Patient One

2020-04-16

Italy shows us that controlling the pandemic will require reshaping family life in much of the world.

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Face Masks Are In

2020-04-02

The West has long stigmatized mask-wearing, unlike in many Asian countries, where those who do not wear masks during public-health crises are the ones who are stigmatized.

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Epidemics Reveal the Truth About the Societies They Hit

2020-03-02

A nations response to disaster speaks to its strengths and to its dysfunctions.

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Brexit and the Failure of Journalism

2019-10-24

Poor coverage of Britains withdrawal from the European Union risks creating a democratic deficit and storing up resentment for the future.

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ISIS Is Gloating

2019-10-15

The best one could say about Americas abandonment of the Kurds is that they should have known we would sell them out eventually.

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Trump Couldn’t Ignore the Contradictions of His Foreign Policy Any Longer

2019-07-07

To understand where we are and where we are going, we must first understand where we have been. Trump became president with a set of deeply rooted visceral instincts about the world—hostility to alliances, skepticism of free trade, and support for authori

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U.S. Arms Sales to the Gulf Have Failed

2019-06-22

Despite spending billions of dollars on hardware, our regional partners do not have the capabilities we need.

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The West Takes NATO for Granted. One Country Still Wants In.

2019-04-03

As the transatlantic alliance turns 70, Georgia—situated on Russia’s doorstep—desperately hopes to join.

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The Middle East’s Authoritarians Have Come for Conservationists

2019-04-01

Environmental activists pushing for clean water, restrictions on poaching, and action on climate change have faced prison—or worse.

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Your Pillows Might Be Killing Your Neck

2019-03-23

After waking up with a searing pain that radiates down to my shoulders, I hunt for the culprit.

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The Iraq War Is a Cautionary Tale for Theresa May’s Brexit Dilemma

2019-03-16

The British prime minister must choose between politics and principle when it comes to pulling her country out of the European Union. Tony Blair’s experience offers a lesson.

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The U.S. Isn’t Really Leaving Syria and Afghanistan

2019-01-09

Even if American troops come home in a timely fashion, they will likely return before long

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The True Origins of ISIS

2018-12-02

A secret biography suggests that Abu Ali al-Anbari defined the group’s radical approach more than any other person.

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Will Iran Agree to Be Kept Away From the Golan Border in Syria?

2018-06-08

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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The Owl Thieves of Sweden

2018-06-07

As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.

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Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore

2018-06-01

Telephone culture is disappearing.

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What Democracies Can Learn From Malaysia

2018-05-21

Sometimes the real promise of the system is simply the power to remove leaders.

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The Man Who Could Shape Iraq's Future

2018-05-19

Moqtada al-Sadr, who once led part of the insurgency against U.S. troops in Iraq, may pick the next prime minister.

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Trump and Macron See the World Very Differently

2018-04-26

That has big implications for everyone else.

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How Syria Came to This

2018-04-15

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering

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Four More Years of Censoring Culture in Egypt

2018-03-31

The current president has presided over a purge of liberal expression. And he is nearly guaranteed to win another term this week.

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Where Is Barack Obama?

2018-03-11

The former president reticence in the Trump era is only hurting his party

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