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High Noon
The Siloviki Showdown

Why are the security services squabbling under Putin? If you haven’t been following our coverage, here’s a good way to catch up.

High Noon
Iran’s Ship Seizure and the Limits of Patience

Over and over again, Iran has shown that it wants to make Obama’s life more difficult the more he reaches out to it. Patience is a virtue, but it is not the only virtue.

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The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

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

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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