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Afghanistan in Peril
Afghanistan in Peril
Is the Afghan Government on the Brink of Collapse?

With U.S. troops likely to remain in Afghanistan indefinitely, and dogged resistance from ISIS and the Taliban ongoing, what does Obama have to show for his Afghanistan strategy?

Afghanistan in Peril
Taliban Rising?

The world President Obama is preparing to leave behind him increasingly doesn’t look like the one he promised on the campaign trail in 2008.

Afghanistan in Peril
Taliban Resurgent in Helmand Province

The provincial capital of Lashkar Gah is reportedly in a state of panic as outlying towns and hamlets fall one-by-one to the Taliban.

Afghanistan in Peril
A Bloody Summer Ahead in Afghanistan

As the Taliban attacks Kunduz, questions arise about U.S. policy.

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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.

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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.

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Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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