In threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, Iran is risking more than war. It just might make the vitally important oil shipping route irrelevant.
How cloudy Germany became the world's solar superpower, and then lost everything.
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The post-Soviet region has begun a high-stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef was a menace. We should be happy he's gone, but worried about the aging House of Saud he leaves behind.
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To navigate the complicated new politics of oil and gas, FP asked the author of The Quest and leading U.S. energy historian to help shape our latest survey -- and guide us through the results.
Yes, oil and gas made in the USA is surging. But does that really liberate us from the Middle East?
Ten states where the energy debate could decide the U.S. election in November.
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Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.
Does the 63-year-old alliance still matter today? We asked politicians, scholars, and other observers from both sides of the Atlantic to weigh in.
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
How an energy crisis became an economic and political crisis too.
China now finds itself on the side of peace in a brewing border conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. But is it really committed to stopping its old buddy, Bashir?
The mission to secure and seal off Kazakhstan's vast nuclear material -- buried deep underground -- is one of the greatest nonproliferation stories never told.
"The biggest company you never heard of," as Reuters once put it, Glencore does business in dozens of countries on every continent except Antarctica. Here's a snapshot of this global empire -- and some of its murky local alliances.
Glencore -- founded by famous fugitive Marc Rich -- has cornered the market on just about everything. Now that it's going public, will its ties to dictators and spies stand up to scrutiny?
Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?
In the face-off between companies and countries, don't underestimate the growing power of the state.
The latest bad publicity for the global cruise industry is just the tip of the iceberg.
Cheer up. It's really bad. But all's not lost.
Obama’s greatest obstacle to re-election isn’t Mitt Romney, or rising gas prices: It’s Ben Bernanke.