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Off the Boil
Off the Boil
Britain Braces for Painful North Sea Decommissioning

For the first time in its history, Britain’s offshore oil industry is plugging more wells than it’s drilling.

Off the Boil
Not Even a $50 Rebound Could Save North Sea Oil

North Sea oil production is in dire straits, and analysts say the outlook would still be grim even at $85 per barrel.

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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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