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US Oil Production Makes Waves

by George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro June 22, 2017 There’s no end in sight to slumping oil prices—good news for consumers but a dire development for major oil producers like Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Russia. And now, rising US oil production and exports are...

Calling China’s Bluff on North Korea

by Xander Snyder June 22, 2017 The U.S. is pushing China deeper into a corner over the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. It wants the Chinese to persuade the North Koreans to give up their nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The popular perception is that...

Five Graphs That Will Change Your Mind About Poverty

by Chelsea Follett June 20, 2017 Angus Deaton, the Nobel-prize winning economist (who also sits on the advisory board of HumanProgress.org), recently reiterated his belief that on the whole the world is getting better – even if not, as he accepted, everywhere or for...

Negotiating With North Korea

by George Friedman June 19, 2017 There are signs that the North Korean crisis is easing. These signs are, in my opinion, part of the negotiating process that has been underway in recent weeks. This process has two purposes. The first is to reach a settlement. If one...

The Middle East Changes Shape

by Kamran Bokhari and Jacob L. Shapiro June 10, 2017 Geopolitics often unfolds slowly, based as it is on broad, impersonal forces that develop over long spans of time. There are periods, however, when these forces reach a critical stage, and a flurry of important...

Midway: The Battle That Almost Lost the War

by George Friedman June 7, 2017 Today marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Midway. The books and movies about this battle have been legion. They focus on the long odds facing the Americans, the luck and breathtaking courage, and the brilliance of...

Why Money Won’t Save the Failing Public School System

by Daniel J. Mitchell June 6, 2017 The story of the private sector is that competition generates ever-more output in ways that bring ever-higher living standards to ever-greater numbers of people. By contrast, the story of the government is inefficiency and waste as...

70 Years Since the Marshall Plan

by George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro June 5, 2017 Seventy years ago on June 5, US Secretary of State George Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University. Few speeches in modern times have had as much geopolitical consequence. In just eight paragraphs, Marshall made...

The Utter Complete Total Fraud of Wind Power

by Matt Ridley June 2, 2017 The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was revealed that more than 54 gigawatts of...

How Africa Got Left Behind

by Marian L. Tupy June 2, 2017 Robert Colvile’s excellent article on Prince Charles’s misunderstanding of the causes of African poverty provides a good opportunity to take a closer look at Africa’s economic history. African poverty was not caused by colonialism,...

Why Politicians Hate the Trump Budget

by Richard Rahn June 1, 2017 Which portion of government spending provides little or no value? The president just released his budget proposal, and the predictable chorus of complaints immediately began from those who want more spending for “whatever.” A quarter of a...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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