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Iran Forges Ahead With Its Ballistic Missiles

The theory that engagement would lead to Iran becoming a peaceful stakeholder in the broader Middle East is taking a beating.

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Some Measure of Peace in Iraq?

Baghdad and Erbil have buried the hatchet over a long-running oil revenue dispute.

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In Seeking DĂ©tente, Don’t Leave Americans Behind

The Obama Administration is racing the clock to reach historic accords with two of America’s long-standing foes, Iran and Cuba. As it tries to strike a deal, it mustn’t forget the plight of five U.S. citizens imprisoned in those two countries.

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Baghdad and Kurds Resolve Oil Dispute

Iraq’s central government struck a deal over Kurdish oil late last week resolving a longstanding dispute. It’s welcome news, but the barriers to Iraq’s political and military effectiveness remain steep.

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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.

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Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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