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Jamie Horgan
Staff Writer, The American Interest.
Crude Economics
OPEC Cuts Output, US Shale Rejoices

OPEC just cut its oil output for the first time since 2008. America may emerge the biggest winner.

Sour Spot
Will Trump End Our Biofuel Boondoggle…or Double Down on It?

Our biofuel mandates are a policy disaster. Can the Trump Administration fix them? Does it even want to?

Future Food
Scientists Hack Photosynthesis to Help Feed the Planet

Researchers discovered a way to increase photosynthetic efficiency—and plant growth—by 15 percent.

Profit Problems
Solar Still Can’t Make Money

The renewable energy source can’t flourish if it can’t turn a profit. Elon Musk’s ambitious approach may be even smarter than it seems.

Crude Economics
OPEC’s Big Bet Has a Fatal Flaw

US oil companies are in much better shape than the cartel seems to think.

Germans Will Pay Even More for Green Power Next Year

Germany’s green energy surcharge is expected to rise by 8 percent next year.

Pipeline Politics
What TurkStream Means

Turkey gets discount gas, but Russia gets to turn the screws on Ukraine while securing its hold on the European market—for now.

Volatile Voltage
German Green Mania Makes for Panicky Prices

Intermittent renewables are wreaking havoc on German electricity prices.

Pipeline Politics
Why Is Gazprom So Intent on Nord Stream 2?

It’s a big geopolitical gamble, with huge potential upsides for the Kremlin.

Crude Economics
How Cheap Crude Is Hurting Saudi Arabia

As the House of Saud cuts spending, the country’s middle class is hurting.

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separation of powers

The third branch could be a bulwark against Trump’s potential abuses of power.

Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

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