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Awash in Oil
Awash in Oil
Russian Oil Producers Will “Voluntarily” Cut Output

But the deal will be “voluntary” for the country’s oil producers.

Awash in Oil
Will Russia Agree to an Oil Freeze?

Moscow seems amenable to renewed talks of an oil production “freeze” deal with OPEC and other petrostates.

Awash in Oil
Fracklog Grows as Producers Await Price Rebound

U.S. shale firms are drilling but not yet fracking wells, and the growing backlog may push oil prices down for some time to come.

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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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