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The Terrible Timing of Tehran’s Oil Resurgence

Iran intends to ramp up oil output as soon as Western sanctions are lifted, but logistical hurdles and a bearish market could dampen those hopes.

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Market Braces For Flood of Iraqi Crude

Iraq is preparing to boost oil production to record levels, contributing to an already oversupplied global market.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
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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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