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The President's Speech
The President's Speech
History Doesn’t Take Sides

Khrushchev thought the Soviet Union was on the “right side of history,” too.

The President's Speech
Arab Press Takes Obama's Speech With a Grain (or Five) of Salt

A round-up of prominent reactions to the President’s speech from the Arab press.

The President's Speech
Do We Have a Strategy Now?

The President’s speech was good as oratory, but the lack of understanding of what is really going on in the Middle East means that the strategy the White House seems bent on pursuing is unlikely to succeed.

The President's Speech
Obama: No Solution to Iraq Without Political Compromise

President Obama advised Iraq to smooth over sectarian divisions in his speech today on the fast-moving crisis in the Middle East. But he overstated the political dimension of the crisis, giving short shrift to the reality that if ISIS consolidates its gains, any reforms by Maliki will be as good as useless.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

Silicon Valley All Grown Up

Is Silicon Valley getting tired of blue governance?

Military Spending

The UK government promises that Britain’s new aircraft carriers will have aircraft.

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