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Far FLNG Energy
Floating LNG Behemoth Pushes Off

The world’s largest ship just left its dry dock in South Korea. More accurately, the hull for the world’s first floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) vessel was floated for the first time this morning. The Prelude, as it’s called, is noteworthy for more than just its size (in fact, bigger FLNG ships are already under construction): it’s a key that will unlock “stranded” reserves of offshore natural gas.

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Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

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