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West Realizes: No Moderation Coming in Iran

From the Economist to Wendy Sherman, center-left wakes up to same old Iran.

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Same-Old Corruption in the New Ukraine

The palace of the former dictator of Ukraine was supposed to be placed under state control. Instead, a strongman is using it to charge an entry fee that goes into his own pocket. This is the perfect microcosm of how the hopes of the Maidan protests have not panned out, due to Putin’s interference and local inability to create a real state.

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Will Ukraine's New President Change Anything?

Though he initially endeared himself to the Maidan, the current front-runner in Ukraine’s presidential elections may be a status quo candidate after all. And Vladimir Putin seems to approve.

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Red Tape

Trump is ready to streamline energy regulations, but that won’t be a big help to oil companies’ bottom line.

He Said He Said

All corruption revelations are due to tactical leaking in Russia. So who’s out to get Dmitry Medvedev?

Nuclear Strategy

A technical fix to America’s aging warheads could raise tensions with Russia by undermining its nuclear deterrent.

K-12 Blues

Teenagers from abroad overwhelmingly think that American schools demand less of them than schools in their home countries.

Crude Economics

Riyadh is effectively ceding market share directly to US frackers.

travails of Trumpcare

The GOP Congressional caucus is in chaos as it tries to ram through Obamacare repeal.

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