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Oil as a WMO: The West’s Weapon of Mass Obedience?

Will lower oil prices drive Saudi Arabia and Russia to pursue sensible reforms at home at long last?

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How ISIS Catches the United States With Its Pants Down

A new form of asymmetric warfare against the world’s biggest military.

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Modi and Obama: A Study in Parallels

Obama’s case in the U.S. suggests caution is warranted regarding the current hype about India’s one-man show.

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The Dumbest U.S. Foreign Policy Question Asked This Century

What do U.S. politicians mean when they say they want to save Syria?

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An End to Presidential Term Limits?

How modern U.S. politics incapacitates itself.

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A Black President?

In too many ways, African Americans aren’t much better off today than 50 years ago.

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Anti-Corruption Fight in China: How India Undermines Progress

India has a free press and elections — but even more corruption than China.

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Corruption Campaign in China: What it Means for the World

The arrest of a top official might be the first shot in a battle to root out corruption in China.

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Hedge Funds as Bottom Fishers

How America’s rich ruthlessly exploit the dysfunctional U.S. political system.

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Clinton-itis as a National Disease

Clinton moneymaking, national “conversations” and the US policy agenda.

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