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Today, we look at the new model of leadership in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Treasury Department’s plan to end an Obama-era development program, and Trump’s trip to Asia.

OUTSIDE THE WIRE: Several years after pulling back, American troops will head outside the wire to battle the Taliban and turn up the air war, FP’s Paul McLeary and Dan De Luce report: Read more
POWER TOOLS: Emmanuel Macron went to the Middle East this week to unveil the Louvre Abu Dhabi — and affirm France as a global power, Robert Zaretsky writes: Read more
SAUDI UNLEASHED: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has put the Middle East on a collision course, and the White House will own the consequences, Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky write: Read more
FOOD INSECURITY: The Trump administration wants to dismantle another Obama-era development program, FP’s Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian writes: Read more
TRUMP’S BIG ASIAN ADVENTURE: President Trump is making his way through Asia on the longest trip to the region since the age of ping-pong diplomacy. But how much will he actually accomplish? FP’s The E.R. explores: Read more
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JUST 8%: Since 1990, women have made up just 8 percent of negotiators in major peace talks. The Council on Foreign Relations’ Women and Foreign Policy Program has assembled the first-ever interactive index of data tracking women’s participation in peace processes. Read More.