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Energy Abundance
Energy Abundance
Shell Thinks Peak Demand Is Just Around the Corner

Oil demand could start dropping in 2021, according to Shell’s CEO.

Energy Abundance
Don’t Doubt the Strength of U.S. Shale

Bargain oil prices may be slowing the shale boom, but nothing’s going bust just yet—far from it.

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


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

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.

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