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Our Best Weekend Reads

Our Best Weekend Reads

This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.
The Pentagon’s Empty Throne

The Pentagon’s Empty Throne

Patrick Shanahan, America’s longest-serving acting defense secretary, faces an increasingly hostile Senate.
How the Christchurch Shooter Played the World’s Media

How the Christchurch Shooter Played the World’s Media

Friday’s shooting in New Zealand was a terrorist attack conceived for the internet era.
FP’s Guide to Islamophobia

FP’s Guide to Islamophobia

In light of the terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques, here are some essays that help explain a global trend of Islamophobia and right-wing hate.
It’s Not Personal. It’s Just Diplomacy.

It’s Not Personal. It’s Just Diplomacy.

North Korea is trying to make the nuclear talks all about Trump and Kim. But history shows that professionals must lay the groundwork first.
How the 737 Max Series Went Wheels Down All Over the World

How the 737 Max Series Went Wheels Down All Over the World

The Ethiopian Airlines crash brought flights on the latest iteration of Boeing’s best-selling aircraft to a standstill in only five days.
Comic Relief’s Vision of Africa Isn’t Funny

Comic Relief’s Vision of Africa Isn’t Funny

The perennial British charity is sticking with poverty porn in its fundraising efforts.
How Citizen Journalists Solved the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

How Citizen Journalists Solved the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

On the podcast: The founder of the group Bellingcat on using open sources to investigate war crimes and abuses.
Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.

Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.

First he came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the EU.
Trump Doesn’t Deserve Any Credit for His Disruptive Foreign Policy

Trump Doesn’t Deserve Any Credit for His Disruptive Foreign Policy

There’s no substance behind arguments that the U.S. president is using his unpredictability to the country’s advantage.
At the U.N., America Turns Back the Clock on Women’s Rights

At the U.N., America Turns Back the Clock on Women’s Rights

Internal documents show how the U.S. works to stymie progress on women’s health, cultural issues, and climate change.
Iran Is Mastering the Final Frontier

Iran Is Mastering the Final Frontier

Tehran’s military is advancing ever farther into outer space—and the threat is bigger than Washington is letting on.
China’s Provinces Can’t Afford Beijing’s Development Plans

China’s Provinces Can’t Afford Beijing’s Development Plans

Rising local debt is making the Chinese economy even more fragile.
U.S. Begins Work on New Missiles as Trump Scraps Treaty With Russia

U.S. Begins Work on New Missiles as Trump Scraps Treaty With Russia

Some worry the deployment of these weapons could spark a nonnuclear missile race.
Britain Looks Into the Trade Abyss

Britain Looks Into the Trade Abyss

Many fear a go-it-alone future outside the EU portends economic eclipse.
Boeing Insists Its Planes Are Safe. So Why Is the FAA Ordering Fixes?

Boeing Insists Its Planes Are Safe. So Why Is the FAA Ordering Fixes?

As the U.S. becomes the last country to ground the 737 Max, pilots say Boeing was quietly scrambling to improve its safety.
China Sends Skywritten Message by Grounding 737s

China Sends Skywritten Message by Grounding 737s

Beijing is setting the new rules of the skies.
India is Trump’s Next Target in the Trade War

India is Trump’s Next Target in the Trade War

Ending India’s preferential trade treatment won’t hurt economically—but it is politically dangerous.
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Algeria

Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Algeria

The Middle East’s latest protests seem like the Arab Spring all over again. That’s no reason for optimism.
Islamophobes Came for Americans on the Campaign Trail

Islamophobes Came for Americans on the Campaign Trail

A new poll of Muslims who ran for office in the 2018 midterms shows how central bigotry has become to America's political life.