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Russian Perfidy at the UN

The Obama Administration and its Western allies are angry at Russia’s two-faced dealings on Syria, but they still may not learn their lesson.

New World Disorder
Barack Obama and the Breaking of the UN

After years of the Syrian civil war, the UN is foundering, and putting the President’s foreign policy legacy at risk.

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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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