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Will Trump Be Forced to Punish the Saudis?

The Trump administration has policy and personal reasons to hope that Saudi's crown prince isn't shown to have taken part in the murder of a journalist. But the president may have to act.
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Will Donald Trump’s Booming Economy Go Bust?

The stock market is booming, unemployment is at its lowest since 1969, and consumer confidence is high. “The economy is soooo good,” President Trump claimed. So why are his approval ratings in the toilet? Here’s what lies beneath the numbers.
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Will Trump's Tariffs Push Erdogan to Cave?

Holding a U.S. hostage and negotiating a weapons deal with Moscow provoked the Trump’s wrath—and tariffs. Will the sinking lira and increasing economic pain force the Turkish leader to give in?
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The Art of No Deal

In the battle over the Iran agreement, the “Nixers” beat the “Fixers.” But that may push the Trump administration into the kind of multifaceted diplomacy he didn’t want.
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Can Merkel and Trump Close the Distance on Iran?

After French President Macron apparently failed to persuade Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, German Chancellor Merkel has a turn. Why it matters to Europe—and to a possible deal with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
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The Art of the Nuclear Deal

Doing more of the same with China—cajoling it to help while threatening to punish its companies that do business with Pyongyang—isn’t working.

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