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Market Forces
Market Forces
Trump Can’t Change Coal’s New Reality

A railroad CEO is grim about coal’s future in America.

Market Forces
More Signs Coal Is Struggling

U.S. coal imports and exports both fell in 2016. Companies are struggling to find buyers.

Market Forces
Old King Coal Won’t Retake His Throne

An increase in natural gas prices helped induce a record jump in coal sales last month.

Market Forces
No, Trump Can’t Revive Coal

Coal stocks are soaring after the election, but our new president can’t save the industry.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

It is hard to imagine any other NATO member hosting ships from a navy that is busily building islands in South China sea—not to mention carrying out live-fire drills in the Mediterranean.


It’s not their stated purpose with their latest call to heed production cuts, but it’s what will happen in this new oil reality.

press freedom

The latest Economist/YouGov poll contains grim news about the health of American democracy.

Asian Arms Race

Beijing is launching a new agency, modeled on the Pentagon’s DARPA, to pioneer breakthrough military technology.

Temple Mount Crisis

Israel has removed the metal detectors, but Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for further escalation.

Japanese Politics

Beset by scandals, the beleaguered Prime Minister is losing ground to a rival in the polls.

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