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Who will be the Crown Prince?

Few monarchies in the world are of true relevance. The British House of Windsor is more a source of tourism dollars than a repository of real power. Spain's House of Bourbon is a mess. But in the Middle East, royals hold undeniable power and their personalities have lasting impacts on

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Returning Home After Occupation

We are extremely proud to present to you Project Brazen's first documentary project, which was filmed in Ukraine this spring alongside the recording of our podcast series RESISTANCE [https://podcasts.apple.com/sg/podcast/project-brazen-originals/id1585848867]. In this 18-minute short documentary, you'll see some of the first footage of the

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Heartbreak of Christopher Ahn

For the last three years, I've been following the extraordinary story of Adrian Hong and his underground organization, Free Joseon, which is dedicated to taking down the North Korean regime and helping high-profile defectors escape. (The story is the subject of my new book THE REBEL AND THE KINGDOM [https:

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'Resistance: Stories from Ukraine': A New Project Brazen Original

Today, Project Brazen brings you the first two episodes of “Resistance: Stories from Ukraine,” a special series chronicling the harrowing experiences of everyday Ukrainians amid the Russian invasion of their country. Follow the podcast here [https://link.chtbl.com/ResistanceEp1]. As Ukraine’s military has mounted an impressive defense on

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Nazi Billionaires: Interview with David de Jong

This week, we have a new on-going feature at Whale Hunting: interviews with authors about their forthcoming books. There's no more perfect book for us to start with than the explosive, new work of Dutch journalist David de Jong. He spent four years digging into this book despite across-the-board reluctance

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#YachtWatch: What Next for the Floating Palaces?

By Alex Finley Now that a number of yachts allegedly owned by Russian oligarchs have been detained (nine, at the time of this writing), I thought we should take a look at what may happen next, practically speaking. Spoiler alert: no one really knows, and all the players in the

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CRAFT: The Constant Gardener

In all my years of journalism, William "Bill" McMurry is the single most impressive law enforcement official I've ever met. He has what feels like the perfect combination of trustworthiness and resolve, open-mindedness and the ability to take on massive challenges. Tom and I first heard about him in 2015

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Psst. Want to buy a yacht builder?

Broker: Hey, hope all is well. Got an interesting deal for you. One of the world's premier yacht-building companies is for sale. Hedge fund: Oh, interesting. What's the rush? The world is on fire. Broker: No reason really. Owners just want to sell – you know how these guys are. Hedge

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Art from #UkraineRussiaWar

Artists and cartoonists across the world have responded to the Russian war against Ukraine over the past weeks. What's especially remarkable is the geographic diversity of the artists. We wanted to share some of the best. My personal favorite: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marzieh Khanizadeh

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CRAFT: Appeal to the Intellect

Among the cadre of journalists writing about the opaque and often bizarre world of the world’s richest people – both legitimate and illegitimate – the writer Atossa Araxia Abrahamian has one of the most unique voices. Her book Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen explores the hardly understood business of

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Fat Leonard is Back

As the corruption trials of five U.S. Navy officers get underway in a federal court in San Diego this week, we’re excited. But we're also angry. Excited because our hit podcast “Fat Leonard” has become a central part of the trials. And angry? Well, angry because Judge Janis

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Follow the Mega Yachts

Welcome to the inaugural column of Yacht Watch (Tagline: "We're going to need a bigger boat") from Whale Hunting Contributor Alex Finley, a novelist and former CIA officer with the insight to explore who runs the world through the prism of super yachts. This will be a monthly feature. We