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South Africa Showdown
South Africa Showdown
Are Reports of Zuma’s Downfall Exaggerated?

According to one analyst, recent events show that “Zuma had a lot more power than people thought.”

South Africa Showdown
In South Africa, the One-Eyed Man Is King

The African National Congress (ANC) has led South Africa since the end of apartheid without any serious opposition, but last week it appeared that might change with the announcement of a merger between two opposition groups. But it appears we may have all spoken too soon.

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Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

deep state

The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

Better Late Than Never

More, please.


The share of people who benefit from the stock market should be widening, not contracting.

Market Failure

The EU’s ailing Emissions Trading System is looking more useless than ever before.

Settled Science

Our worst-case climate scenarios are relying on outdated, incorrect coal data.

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