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The Russian President Backtracks
The Russian President Backtracks
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Putin Dumps Doping Scandal Officials, Unexpectedly

Vladimir Putin rarely acts under pressure, and is loath to discipline loyal underlings. Yet with the Russian doping subversion scandal blowing up, he has done both.

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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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