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The (Near) Future of Oil Lies in Moscow’s Hands

Russia holds all the leverage in talks to extend petrostate production cuts.

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Outside the Box
Beyond a “Marshall Plan for Ukraine”

It’s time to think creatively about how to help Ukraine. Giving more money to an increasingly corrupt government is not working.

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From the Archives
The Paradise Papers: A Reading Guide

As the Paradise Papers stir public debate about offshore finance and dirty money, seven articles from the TAI archives provide a guide to the legal, political, and moral questions at stake.

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The Real Lessons of RT’s Foreign Agent Registration

RT’s new filing as a foreign agent shows how lavishly funded its American operations areā€”and raises troubling questions about where all that money is really going.

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The Future of Saad Hariri

The Lebanese prime minister’s resignation points to a new Saudi strategy in the region.

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The Black Box of Saudi Politics

Is Mohammed bin Salman’s surprise purge an anti-corruption drive or a consolidation of power? It could be both.

AFTER ISIS
Toward a Civil War in Northern Iraq

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon
America’s Emissions Are Still Declining Under Trump

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion
Cracks Widen in Catalonia

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents
How Effective Is China’s Foreign Aid?

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

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