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Middle East Meltdown
Middle East Meltdown
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The Fall of Turkey

Western policymakers need to get comfortable with the fact that the Turkish Republic as we have known it is no more.

Middle East Meltdown
Obama’s Diplomatic Malpractice in Syria

Is this President Obama’s attempt to permanently sideline the United States from a leadership role in the Middle East? Or is the explanation more banal: an example of gross diplomatic malpractice?

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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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