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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Italian bombs, Yemeni deaths: tracking the global arms trade. Malachy Browne, Barbara Marcolini, and Ainara Tiefenthäler report [1] on Italian arms supplies for the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Why America’s North Korea strategy is failing. Eric Gomez explains [2] why the Trump administration’s policy of forcing denuclearization isn’t working.

Muhammad bin Salman’s unrivaled authority in Saudi Arabia is no reform guarantee. Kristian Ulrichsen comments [3] on the aftermath of the Saudi crown prince’s purge.

The U.S. should resolve to avoid war with North Korea in 2018. Colin Kahl warns [4] that it “is simply inconceivable that [Kim] will accept full denuclearization at this point, no matter how much the pressure builds.”