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The Oil Factor
The Oil Factor
Another Hurdle for Iran’s Crude Comeback

A sanctions-stunted oil tanker fleet could delay Iran’s oil resurgence.

The Oil Factor
The Specter of Saudi Instability

For those who think the Middle East doesn’t really matter all that much anymore, a major oil crisis that destabilized the global economy would be an important wake-up call.

The Oil Factor
Foreign Investors Brave Violence in South Sudan

Violence erupted again in South Sudan on Monday, with bouts of gunfire reported across the capital and claims by the President that a group of soldiers attempted to overthrow the government. The country remains one of the most unstable in the world, yet its sizable oil wealth has made it one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and an attractive country for foreign investment.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

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.

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