September 11, 2015 2:38 PM EDT

A roundup of the most intelligent takes on global affairs this week

Migrant Crisis: Where Have the Gulf States Been? – The Atlantic

Lack of support from wealthy Arab Gulf states is an old story. Just ask the Palestinians.

The Sunniest Climate-Change Story You’ve Ever Read – New York Magazine

A persuasive argument that we need “some combination of edict and invention.” The latter seems much more likely than the former.

The Sea Women of Jeju – Financial Times Magazine

Must traditions die when ancient customs meet modern life? Can they be adapted? In this case, that’s something that must be negotiated between mothers and daughters.

Asylum’s Dark Side: The Deadly Business of Human Smuggling Der Spiegel

When desperation meets greed…..

Russian Thugs vs. The Avant-Garde – New York Times

Is book burning next? True story: An artist that Khrushchev once attacked as a “degenerate” was a man called Ernst Neizvestny. Two years later, the party leadership removed Khrushchev from power. When Khrushchev died, guess who the party commissioned to design the disgraced former leader’s funeral monument.



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