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Why Are Arab Princesses Running Away From Home?

Why Are Arab Princesses Running Away From Home?

From Princess Haya to Sheikha Latifa, our top reads on why the Gulf’s rich and famous want out.
Trump, Immigration, and the Fight for America’s Soul

Trump, Immigration, and the Fight for America’s Soul

On the podcast: Where Trump’s effort to block asylum-seekers fits in the history of U.S. immigration policy.
Markets Plunge as Trump Escalates China Trade War

Markets Plunge as Trump Escalates China Trade War

Plus: Japan and South Korea’s dispute escalates, Moscow braces for another rally, and the other stories we’re following today.
What Does the Demise of the INF Treaty Mean for Nuclear Arms Control?

What Does the Demise of the INF Treaty Mean for Nuclear Arms Control?

Trump’s exit from the U.S.-Russia treaty, which officially takes effect Friday, raises questions about whether the era of arms control is ending—or being reinvented.
North Korean Missile Dismissed as ‘Standard’ by Trump Threatens U.S. Military

North Korean Missile Dismissed as ‘Standard’ by Trump Threatens U.S. Military

Defense experts fear Pyongyang has developed a new rocket that can penetrate U.S. defenses.
Flying Blind With the Fed

Flying Blind With the Fed

The Fed chairman confirms that uncertainty over trade is slowing the global economy and no one knows quite what to do about it.
Like Terrorist Father, Like Terrorist Son

Like Terrorist Father, Like Terrorist Son

Hamza bin Laden was the son of al Qaeda’s founder—and the future leader that the terrorist group needed.
Why Russia Keeps Poisoning People

Why Russia Keeps Poisoning People

With a wink and a nod, the Kremlin sends a chilling message to its foes.
Iran Owns the Persian Gulf Now

Iran Owns the Persian Gulf Now

The Trump administration’s nonresponse to Iranian aggression has sent an unmistakable message.
Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority.
Vietnam’s Strange Ally in Its Fight With China

Vietnam’s Strange Ally in Its Fight With China

The Russian oil giant Rosneft is quietly backing Hanoi in its clash with Beijing.
The Global Economy Lives in Wonderland Now

The Global Economy Lives in Wonderland Now

Central banks have gone fully through the looking glass, and it’s time that everyone else followed.
Why the United Arab Emirates Is Abandoning Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Why the United Arab Emirates Is Abandoning Saudi Arabia in Yemen

With the war in Yemen stalemated, the UAE has started pulling back—leaving its powerful ally holding the bag.
Zarif Sanctions Dim Prospects for Iran Talks

Zarif Sanctions Dim Prospects for Iran Talks

Trump imposed sanctions on the Iranian diplomat who helped negotiate the 2015 nuclear accord.
North Korea Tests U.S. Patience

North Korea Tests U.S. Patience

Plus: Sanctions slapped on Iran’s Zarif, more unrest in Sudan, and the other stories we’re following today.
Trump Can’t Stop Putin From Poaching U.S. Allies

Trump Can’t Stop Putin From Poaching U.S. Allies

The United States failed to stop Russia’s S-400 sale to Turkey despite having the tools to do so. Don’t be surprised if the Kremlin continues to use arms sales to extend its influence.
The Asian Century Is Over

The Asian Century Is Over

Beset by conflicts, stagnating economies, and political troubles, the region no longer looks set to rule the world.

Brexit Means Bad News for the British Pound

The markets think leaving the European Union won’t be a sterling outcome.
Lebanon Is Sick and Tired of Syrian Refugees

Lebanon Is Sick and Tired of Syrian Refugees

The country has hosted the most refugees per capita in the world—and it’s now out of patience.
Trump’s Shadow War on Climate Science

Trump’s Shadow War on Climate Science

The resignation of a State Department official is the latest instance of a systematic suppression of evidence, former officials and whistleblowers say.