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.
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.
More Must-Read Stories From TIME
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- Why Literally Millions of Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs
- Meet the Women Participating in the Study That Could Change Future of Breast Cancer
- Inside the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Tomorrow's Business Leaders
- An Innovative Washington Law Aims to Get Foreign-Trained Doctors Back in Hospitals
- Why the Ex-Husband of a Missing Chinese Billionaire Is Risking All to Tell Their Story
- Timothée Chalamet Wants You to Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve