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Crude Economics
Crude Economics
Can OPEC Erase the Oil Glut?

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

Crude Economics
UK Fighting Tooth and Nail to Keep North Sea Oil Flowing

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Crude Economics
OPEC Cuts Not Expected to Change Much

The EIA doesn’t see crude prices rising significantly next year.

Crude Economics
US Already Ready to Take Advantage of OPEC Cut

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics
Russia Pumping Crude Like There’s No Tomorrow

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Crude Economics
OPEC Cuts Output, US Shale Rejoices

OPEC just cut its oil output for the first time since 2008. America may emerge the biggest winner.

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North Sea Oil Might Not Be Dead Yet

Don’t count out these offshore projects just yet.

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Why OPEC Fears Donald Trump

America’s recent election could make OPEC’s proposed production cut even more irrelevant.

Crude Economics
OPEC and Russia Pumping Oil Like There’s No Tomorrow

Ahead of a planned output cut, petrostates are jealously protecting market share.

Crude Economics
OPEC Runs Danger of Crying Wolf

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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