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War in Syria
War in Syria
Will ISIS Gamble on Aleppo?

The Assad regime is gearing up for an ISIS attack on Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. The showdown could gain ISIS fame, followers, and a strategic stronghold if it wins—or destroy the group if it loses.

War in Syria
Has Obama Changed His Mind About Syria?

As the long-term costs of the Syrian war for the US and its allies mount, there are many signs that the US government could be moving towards a more realistic Middle East policy.

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After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”


And get this: it’s because the industry already got the subsidies it wanted.

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.

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