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Arctic Sovereignty: A Short History

How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth. 

Ty McCormick |

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The World's Most Dangerous Water Fight

Vietnam and China are coming to blows over oil. Will it spark a dangerous new era of power politics in Asia?

Keith Johnson |

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How Do You Say 'Drill, Baby, Drill' in Chinese?

Beijing's deployment of its billion-dollar oil rig sends a clear message to Vietnam: We'll drill where we damn well please.

Keith Johnson |

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Rough Ride on the New Silk Road

China's plan to build a new trade route with Pakistan is threatened at both ends by terrorism.

Keith Johnson |

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U.S. Sanctions on Russia Don't Nail Energy Sector

The Obama administration's incremental approach to sanctions designates key individuals, but leaves the commanding heights of the Russian economy untouched.

Keith Johnson |

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U.S. Sanctions More Russians

Washington blacklists more Russian officials, companies over Ukraine.

Dan Lamothe |

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Burning Ice and the Future of Energy

The race to discover the game-changing clean fuel of tomorrow is heating up. Too bad it's deep beneath Asia's contested waters.

Keith Johnson |

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China's African Adventure

The disintegration of South Sudan, the world's newest country, is driving a foreign-policy shift in one of the world's oldest.

Keith Johnson |

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Digging Themselves in Deeper

Why Big Oil is doubling down on Putin's Russia.

Keith Johnson |

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Obama Administration Delays Keystone Until After 2014 Elections

The latest delay in approving the controversial pipeline sends Keystone proponents into a lather.

Keith Johnson |

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Europe's Nuclear Option

For all the worries about Russia's energy stranglehold over Europe, the continent is still looking to Moscow for nuclear reactors.

Keith Johnson |

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Dirty South, Clean It Up

Developing nations are now the world's biggest polluters. Are they finally ready to help fight climate change?

Keith Johnson |

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Crude Business

The U.S. plan to curtail Iranian oil exports seems to be coming undone.

Keith Johnson |

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Putin Aims His Energy Weapon At Ukraine

Moscow is jacking up gas prices to cow Kiev and scare Europe. It may not work this time.

Keith Johnson |

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When Is a Rock Not a Rock?

A small court in The Hague wrestles with an existential question that could put a stop to China's maritime power grab.

Keith Johnson |

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The White House's Faulty Math on Gas Exports

The U.S. will soon be an energy exporter. But administration officials are overselling that potential.

Keith Johnson |

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Energizing Europe

Secretary of State Kerry pledges U.S. help in weaning Ukraine, and Europe, off Russian energy.

Keith Johnson |

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Crude Behavior

The U.S. oil boom has unleashed torrents of oil, and sparked a fight over the 40-year-old ban on oil exports.

Keith Johnson |

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Fracking's Known Unknowns

If the United States is going to help Western allies neutralize Russia's energy stranglehold, it needs to get to the root of why so many people fear fracking.

Kate Galbraith |

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Too Much, Too Soon

The International Monetary Fund is giving billions of dollars to Ukraine's cash-strapped government. Will that make the country's new rulers even weaker?

Jamila Trindle |

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Unfair Trade

The United States just won a big trade battle with China over materials used in iPhones and missiles, but it might be a Pyrrhic victory.

Keith Johnson |

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The Asia Pivot Needs a Firm Footing in the Middle East

Why Washington can't afford to neglect its friends in the Gulf.

Yousef Al Otaiba |

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Germany's Green Elephant

Berlin is saying "nein" to nukes, and trying to run Europe's largest economy on wind and solar instead. It's not quite working.

Keith Johnson |

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Eastward, Ho!

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has big implications for Asia's energy future.

Keith Johnson |

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Clean Slate?

Russia's annexation of Crimea could wipe away billions of dollars of Ukrainian debt.

Jamila Trindle |

Christian Caryl

SEALed and Delivered in Libya

President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.

Christian Caryl |

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Crude Reality

Iran's oil exports keep rising. Is that cause for concern?

Keith Johnson |

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All Hail Shale

As Putin's army masses in the East, Europe starts to rethink its opposition to fracking.

Keith Johnson |

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Japan's Nuclear Fever

How powerful political forces have kept the Japanese nuclear industry going strong after the Fukushima disaster

Douglas Birch |

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Emptying the Tank

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is accelerating Europe's search for alternatives to Moscow's energy.

Keith Johnson |