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Russia and Turkey: Read the Fine Print

Moscow is getting closer to a gas pipeline deal with Ankara, but it’s not the geopolitical triumph some think.

Russia's Influence Game
Milorad Dodik meets Vladimir Putin on September 22, 2016. © Getty Images
Who’s Playing Whom?

A Bosnian referendum shows Russia’s influence in the Balkans—as well as its limits.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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