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After the deal
After the deal
OPEC Just Set a Record for Oil Output

The cartel is only making the task ahead more difficult.

After the deal
Admin Is Letting Iran Run Roughshod over Syria

Instead of the promised U.S. pushback against Iran after the deal, we’re seeing more acquiescence.

After the deal
Unfinished Business from the Iran Nuclear Debate

As the clock counts down to implementation, the U.S. needs to move quickly to correct the flaws and close the loopholes of the JCPOA.

After the deal
Administration: Iran Missile Test Violates UN Sanctions

The Iran Deal isn’t making the Administration’s life in the Middle East any easier, which is what a true foreign policy success would have done.

After the deal
Human Rights in Iran: Overlooked for Too Long

How a regime treats its own people tells us a lot about whether it will abide by its international agreements.

After the deal
Sanctions Not the Only Obstacle to Iranian Gas in Europe

Tehran faces a host of obstacles to gaining a foothold in Europe’s natural gas market.

After the deal
European Far Right Girds For a Fight After Greece

The most important repercussions of the Greek ‘deal’ will not necessarily manifest itself in Greek domestic politics, but rather in the politics of larger European countries with surging populist parties.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?


Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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