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Fixing Françafrique
Macron’s African Ambitions

The French President wants to mend his country’s paternalistic policy toward its former African colonies—but his trip to the region foretells more continuity than change.

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Xi Will Be Denied
Is Trump Taking The Gloves Off Against Beijing?

Despite his warm words toward Xi, President Trump seems to be gearing up for a much tougher trade approach to China.

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Follow the Money
The Corruption of Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The testimony of a Turkish banker in a federal court points to enormous corruption at the center of Turkish politics.

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The (Near) Future of Oil Lies in Moscow’s Hands

Russia holds all the leverage in talks to extend petrostate production cuts.

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Outside the Box
Beyond a “Marshall Plan for Ukraine”

It’s time to think creatively about how to help Ukraine. Giving more money to an increasingly corrupt government is not working.

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From the Archives
The Paradise Papers: A Reading Guide

As the Paradise Papers stir public debate about offshore finance and dirty money, seven articles from the TAI archives provide a guide to the legal, political, and moral questions at stake.

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The Real Lessons of RT’s Foreign Agent Registration

RT’s new filing as a foreign agent shows how lavishly funded its American operations are—and raises troubling questions about where all that money is really going.

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The Future of Saad Hariri

The Lebanese prime minister’s resignation points to a new Saudi strategy in the region.

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The Black Box of Saudi Politics

Is Mohammed bin Salman’s surprise purge an anti-corruption drive or a consolidation of power? It could be both.

AFTER ISIS
Toward a Civil War in Northern Iraq

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

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