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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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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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