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A Green Dream
A Green Dream
No, the UN Can’t Enforce the Paris Climate Deal

What good is a “non-adversarial and non-punitive” treaty, anyways?

A Green Dream
How Long Will it Take to Ratify the Paris Climate Deal?

It could take another two years for enough countries to ratify the Paris deal for it to go into effect.

A Green Dream
The Internet Could Put Supermarkets Out of Business

A major British investor recently warned that online shopping could unseat “brick and motor” supermarket chains. The sooner, the better.

A Green Dream
Telecommuting Waxes as the Car Commute Wanes

In some places, the car commute is down by as much as 11 percent in recent years. The rise of telecommuting offers to replace the expensive, emissions-intense commuting ritual with something greener and more productive.

A Green Dream
UK Town Deploys Electric Buses

Residents of a northwestern suburb of London will be riding electric buses about town for the next few years—vehicles that will use the same technology used in electronic toothbrushes to recharge wirelessly. The experiment in Milton Keynes is expected to help prove the viability—or folly—of electric buses as a form of public transportation.

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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.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

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