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The Big Freeze
The Big Freeze
Oil’s Price Collapse Is Quickly Draining Petrostate Coffers

Cheap oil has cost the 18 petrostates convening in Doha this Sunday $315 billion, according to Bloomberg research.

The Big Freeze
OPEC Can’t Rebalance the Oil Market, but Shale Might

The International Energy Agency is skeptical of the petrostate plan to freeze output, but expects falling U.S. shale production to erase a global glut.

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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.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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