Energy

Argument

Why East Africa's Borders Are Blowing Up

Lines between countries used to have little importance in Africa's most dynamic region. How times have changed.

Daniel Branch |

Report

Poached Salmond

Offshore energy fueled Scotland's dream of independence. The eclipse of North Sea oil and gas is killing it.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

It's Not About the Oil -- It's About the Tiny Rocks

What everyone gets wrong about Beijing's bullying in the South China Sea.

Holly Morrow |

Argument

A Summit of Opportunity

Why Africa's rising economies are a win-win for U.S. business.

James Manyika |

Report

Fight Over Kurdish Oil Spreads to Texas Court

The dispute between Baghdad and Erbil over Iraqi Kurdistan's oil exports has steadily ratcheted up this year. Now they are fighting in court over $100 million of oil anchored outside of Houston.

Keith Johnson |

Report

The Islamic State Is the Newest Petrostate

The Islamic State, the world's richest terror group, is reaping millions of dollars a day from selling stolen oil to shady businessmen across the Middle East.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Russia Stole Yukos and Owes $50 Billion, International Panel Rules

An arbitration panel in The Hague finds that Moscow dismembered Yukos for political purposes and awards record damages to former shareholders.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Keeping Putin's Hands Off Argentina's Oil

The White House shouldn't allow Argentina's debt problems to impede U.S. energy security.

Spencer Abraham |

Report

Europe Treads Cautious Path in Confronting Russia

EU leaders expand sanctions options but hold off targeting industries.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Coke Brothers

The new $50 billion BRICS bank will finance a wave of heavily polluting coal plants the West wouldn't touch. And that's not all bad.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Too Big to Nail

Energy sanctions against Russia are incremental for a reason.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Mission Accomplished?

China suddenly withdrew its controversial oil rig from Vietnamese waters ahead of schedule. Beijing says the rig did its job -- and it may have, in more ways than one.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Revenge of the Kurds II

Can the Kurds prevent Maliki from sabotaging the country's oil infrastructure?

Keith Johnson |

Report

How Not to Win Friends and Influence People

China's heavy-handed behavior is driving neighbors, especially Australia, farther away from its orbit.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

The Untold Story of China's Forgotten Underground Nuclear Reactor

How social media and a little sleuthing turned up a Mao-era nuclear program.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Report

Crunch Time for Egypt's Energy Mess?

Sisi is taking bold steps, including forging possible deals with Israel, to keep his country from going over a financial cliff.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Water Wars in the Land of Two Rivers

Insurgents may threaten Iraq's dams as much as its oil -- with potentially dire consequences.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Pipelines and First Nations

Can Canada's indigenous communities stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from turning the country into a petrostate?

Geoff Dembicki |

Report

In Mexico, Old Habits Die Hard

Mexico's president threw open the door to reforming the energy sector, potentially reversing 75 years of revolutionary legacy. Now the ambitious overhaul is colliding with messy political reality.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Energy Rush: Myanmar's Reforms Fuel Hopes of Burmese Boom

The race to attract foreign oil and gas companies could consolidate the transformation of a former pariah state.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Russia's Quiet War Against European Fracking

Environmentalists trying to block shale gas exploration across Europe are unknowingly helping Putin maintain his energy leverage over the continent.

Keith Johnson |

Report

ISIS and the Long-Term Threat to Iraqi Oil

Islamist militants haven't touched Iraqi oil production or exports yet, but they threaten Iraq's all-important future prospects.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Russia Cuts Gas to Ukraine

Moscow's cancellation of natural gas exports to Kiev ratchets up the pressure on Ukraine -- and is making European leaders nervous about energy supplies.  

Keith Johnson |

Report

Revenge of the Kurds

As ISIS rolls toward Baghdad, the Kurds are gaining oil, ground, and power.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Iraq's Insurgency and the Threat to Oil

Americans might have forgotten about the Iraq war, but they’re about to feel it at the gas pump.

Keith Johnson |

Report

China Gasses Up for a New Golden Age

China will be the big driver of natural gas markets for the rest of the decade. And Europe is missing the bus.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Cambodia Sleeps With the Fishes

Southeast Asian countries were teaming up against China -- now they're at each other's throats over water, dams, and fish.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Another Russia-China Energy Deal?

Russia is talking up prospects for a second natural gas pact with Beijing, but this one might be a tougher sell.

Keith Johnson |

Report

China's Kinda-Sorta-Oughta Plan to Fight Climate Change

Is Beijing suddenly getting on board in the fight against global warming?

Keith Johnson |