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Too Big to Fail
Too Big to Fail
Bailing Out Russian Banks in Ukraine

The IMF deal with Ukraine will funnel up to $18 billion into an economy on the verge of collapse. Some of the largest beneficiaries? Russian banks.

Too Big to Fail
Kazakhstan's Massive Oil Morass

The world’s largest and most expensive single oil project has been a disaster so far. Plagued by delays and cost overruns, Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil field has been a headache for its consortium of investors, and a lack of clear leadership is compounding these technical problems. If and when the oil starts flowing, a whole slew of questions—predicated on where that oil is piped—arises.

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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.

TAI elsewhere

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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