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Petrostates in Peril
Petrostates in Peril
Here’s How Much the Oil Price Fall Is Hurting OPEC

The collapse in crude prices cut OPEC’s oil export revenues nearly 50 percent in 2015.

Petrostates in Peril
Russia’s Lukoil Wants to Work with OPEC

But it’s hard to see Putin coming to some sort of agreement with OPEC when the cartel’s own members can’t trust one another enough to make any cuts of their own.

Petrostates in Peril
Russia Caps 2015 With Record-Setting Oil Production

For now, Moscow has little choice but to ramp up production to try to offset bargain prices by selling more.

Petrostates in Peril
OPEC’s Own Outlook Getting Grimmer

With lower breakeven prices and innovative new techniques, shale firms are better prepared to weather a price war than OPEC might hope. The cartel’s long-term outlook isn’t bright.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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