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Washington’s Big China Screw-up

U.S. efforts to oppose a $50 billion China-led infrastructure bank have backfired. Experts explain why.

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Breaking Up Sanctions Is Hard to Do

A historic nuclear deal with Iran is in sight, but unraveling the web of financial embargoes, asset freezes, and restricted oil sales won’t be easy.

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Will Cheap Oil Spell the End of Cheap Energy in the Middle East?

Plunging crude prices prompt calls for an end to wasteful energy subsidies in the region. That’s a lot easier said than done.

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West Threatens New Sanctions Against Russia

U.S. and European policymakers are meeting to craft new restrictions, but it's unclear what Russian action would prompt them.

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Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

Somali-Americans worry that U.S. efforts to cut the money stream to the African terrorist group could lead to mass starvation back home.

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