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Past articles by Henry:

North Korea Rolls Out Its Own Authoritarian-Style Netflix

North Korea has a new video streaming service for viewers to surf TV channels or re-watch documentaries about the country's leaders. → Read More

Mapped: Corruption Across the World

See how your country scored in Transparency International's 2015 index of corruption perceptions. → Read More

Iran’s Most Famous Family Uses Instagram to Announce Major Political Defeat

Ayatollah Khomeini's great-grandson broke the news on Instagram that his father has been disqualified from running in a historic election. → Read More

Even the Saudi Grand Mufti Can’t Stop These Chess Players

A fatwa against the game of chess isn't stopping Saudi players from holding tournaments. → Read More

The Most Important Japanese Boy Band You’ve Never Heard of Isn’t Breaking Up

Even Japan’s prime minister is happy that his country’s oldest boy band is staying together → Read More

This Tiny African Nation Just Cut Ties With Tehran. It Also Used to Be an Iranian Trading Post.

Comoros has sided with Saudi Arabia in its campaign to isolate Iran, but the island nation also shares deep yet little-known historical links with Iran. → Read More

England Wants to Change Its National Anthem. These Are the Options.

English citizens of Great Britain have had enough with "God Save The Queen." → Read More

Turns Out Getting to Lebanon Doesn’t Mean Syrian Refugees Are Safe

Lebanon's residency rules are paving the way for the abuse and exploitation of those fleeing Syria's civil war. → Read More

The Last Temptation of Barack Obama and John Kerry

Despite all sense and reason, the president and his secretary of state will have one more go at Middle East peace. → Read More

The World This Week In Photos

Shiites protest Saudi Arabia's execution of the cleric Nimr al-Nimr; Orthodox Christians celebrate the meeting between the baby Jesus Christ and the three wise men; and U.S. servicemen launch drone strikes from a secret base. → Read More

Fear and Loathing in Saudi Arabia

Fear and Loathing in Saudi Arabia « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas → Read More

The Curious Case of Chinese Chicken Feet Smugglers

Chinese police have made yet another bust of illicit chicken feet smuggled in from across the border. → Read More

How Not to Fix an African Narco-State

Europe is trying to stop Guinea-Bissau's drug trade by throwing money at the traffickers. → Read More

This Map Explains the Saudi-Iran Proxy War

Here's what the region's geopolitical and sectarian divides look like. → Read More

Saudi Arabia Is the George W. Bush of the Middle East

Riyadh has a clear strategy – just not one that Washington should endorse. → Read More

Check Out This Insanely Huge Golden Statue of Chairman Mao

Businessmen in China went all out to pay tribute to Mao Zedong. → Read More

This Wikileaks Cable Explains Why the Death of One Cleric Has the Mideast On Edge

This cable shows the Saudi cleric Nimr al-Nimr who was beheaded Saturday viewing U.S. foreign policy favorably and distancing himself from Iran. → Read More

Reclaiming the Spoils of War

In the aftermath of World War II, photos of U.S. soldiers reclaiming works of art looted by the Nazis. → Read More

The Wisdom of Japan’s Cunning Contrition

Questions for Jennifer Lind, an expert on apologies in international politics. → Read More

French Thieves Give a Christmas Gift to the Police

French thieves spread some holiday cheer to an unlikely place -- the police station. → Read More