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Norway Makes Its Arctic Drilling Move

The Nordic country is selling off new exploratory licenses for the first time in two decades.

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Shell Gets the Green Light for Arctic Drilling

Royal Dutch Shell secured a permit this week to begin deep drilling in the Arctic. It looks like we’re off to the races in the area.

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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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