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Israel’s Nazi Art Hunters

In the aftermath of World War II, art looted from Jews spread across the globe -- including to the world’s only Jewish state. Now, there’s an effort underway to return the pieces to their rightful owners.

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Last-Minute Gifts for the Wonk in Your Life

Holiday shopping suggestions for the discerning international politics connoisseur.

Argument

In a Counterinsurgency Far, Far Away

After Return of the Jedi, the victorious Rebels declared “mission accomplished” a bit too early. Here’s how they can win, for good this time.

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The Anglo Invasion of Italy

Matteo Renzi passed the “Jobs Act” and mothers are taking their bambini to “baby parking.” But Italians are finally saying basta to the world’s lingua franca.

The Cable

This Chinese Billionaire Used Amex Points to Rise to the Top of the New York Art World

Liu Yiqian used credit card points to rise to the top of the art world.

Dispatch

Mythmaking in the New Myanmar

The film was supposed to win Aung San Suu Kyi’s father a place among the 20th century’s great leaders. Instead, it’s a reminder that the country’s story is still being written.

Passport

You, Too, Can Buy Margaret Thatcher’s Power Suits

Spurned by London’s premier art and design museum, the Iron Lady’s wardrobe is off to the auction block.

Voice

The War to Save Syria’s History

Maamoun Abdulkarim works for Bashar al-Assad’s government, but he says he serves a much higher purpose — saving his country’s culture from anyone who threatens it.

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