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The Cautionary Tale of Japan’s Solar Experiment

Japan’s fledgling solar boom is threatening to go bust as it struggles to connect new producers to its grids.

Solar Stumbles in Land of the Rising Sun

Japanese solar is booming but utilities can’t keep up.

Germany's Green Costs Runneth Over

It’s not just German households and businesses struggling under the yoke of the country’s ill-conceived green energy scheme. The ripples from Berlin’s energiewende are extended in to Austria, where excess renewable energy is straining the German neighbor’s grid.

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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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