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Deepwater Horizon

The Macondo oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is about to spur a bureaucratic overreaction that will ruin America's chance at becoming an energy exporter.

Oil Dependence As Virtue

In short, a world that doesn't need oil may also be a world that doesn't need the United States.

Running on Empty

We may well need to be worried, we're running out of gas while choosing the next president to sit in the driver's seat.

Living Dangerously, Georgian-Style

In a new blog post, TNI Publisher Dimitri K. Simes examines the ongoing crisis between Russia and Georgia—and the damage it could do to U.S.-Russian relations.

Breathing Room(1)

U.S. policy in Iraq—and elsewhere around the world—ought to be based on reality. Iraq is already a partitioned country. Recognizing that allows us to craft a strategy to salvage success.

Oil Price Warfare(1)

Winning wars in the future may depend not only on how many troops you can put into the field but for how long you can afford to pay high prices for gasoline.

Commentary

The Oil Crisis of 2012?

How does the geopolitical situation in the Middle East affect world oil markets? Yesterday at the The Nixon Center, three industry experts shared their thoughts on the subject.

Books & Reviews

On Morals & Tigers

The Obama administration has finally decided to do something about climate change. Yet the assumptions of environmental policy are informed by a flawed morality that has all the religious hallmarks of sin and guilt.

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April 19, 2014