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The Tea Party Comes to Moscow

Putin enthusiasts and the Republican Party’s libertarian fringe make for strange but oddly appropriate bedfellows.

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Can a pair of unmanned blimps actually protect the U.S. capital from a sneak attack?

Russian submarines bearing nuclear cruise missiles are lurking just off the eastern seaboard. But can a pair of unmanned blimps near Baltimore actually protect the U.S. capital from a sneak attack?

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — Aug. 3, 2012 (Part I)

China's moment of coal truth: A question that has vexed us for some time is when we will witness an inflection point in ordinary Chinese ...

The Oil and the Glory

The last free oligarch

No Russian oligarch has had a longer career stretch than Mikhail Fridman -- enfant terrible, tormentor of foreign titans and, according to Forbes, the 43d ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — July 20, 2012 (Part I)

Oligarchs in the Kremlin: For the last dozen years, we have seen ample evidence of Vladimir Putin's policy on Russia's oil and gas industry -- ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — May 18, 2012 (Part I)

The geopolitics of picking winners: Scorn is routinely heaped on the George W. Bush Administration for allegedly being in the pocket of Big Oil: Vice ...

The Oil and the Glory

Putin is a brute. But is he bad for business?

Vladimir Putin has resumed his occupancy of the Kremlin with two signals: He will again be tough with critics in the street. And he intends ...

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