Editorial: Elephantine Decision For A Waning Star

Tim Haïdar

As the price of a barrel of Brent crude remains below $40 for the third month in succession, our eyes fix to the quiet pachyderm that has been waiting silently in the corner. He’s been there, shuffling sheepishly from side to side for at least 30 years. Fed and cared for with a kind of loving detachment, he has grown vast and strong, some would say unmanageable. In his third decade, he is in rude health and the prime of life. Although placid and withdrawn, it would not take much for h...
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