Energy

Argument

Good Riddance

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.

Simon Henderson |

Feature

Mad Libs: The Geopolitics of Energy

What does the U.S. oil and gas boom mean for international energy markets and climate change initiatives? We asked top experts, and here's what they told us.

Alessandra N Ram |

Feature

How Is Energy Remaking the World?

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.

Daniel Yergin |

Think Again

Think Again: The American<br />Energy Boom

Yes, oil and gas made in the USA is surging. But does that really liberate us from the Middle East?

Michael Levi |

Dispatch

Pit of Dreams

Can China's rust belt reinvent itself as a tourist destination?

Jonathan Kaiman |

The List

Swing Producers

Ten states where the energy debate could decide the U.S. election in November.

Logan Bayroff |

Argument

Playing Dirty

Can Big Oil deliver the election to Mitt Romney?

Steve LeVine |

The List

Romney: Year One

What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?

Daniel Drezner |

Argument

Two Worlds, One Climate

Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.

Peter Passell |

Feature

The FP Survey: The Future of NATO

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.

Allison Good |

Argument

Getting Ready for Life after Castro

Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.

Jaime Suchlicki |

Argument

Uh-Oh. Pakistan Can't Pay Its Electric Bills.

How an energy crisis became an economic and political crisis too.

Colin Cookman |

Terms of Engagement

The Accidental Peacemaker

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?

James Traub |

Argument

What Lies Beneath

The mission to secure and seal off Kazakhstan's vast nuclear material -- buried deep underground -- is one of the greatest nonproliferation stories never told.

William Tobey |

David Rothkopf

Bleak House

Will Europe's crisis get worse before it gets worse?

David Rothkopf |

The List

The World According to Glencore

"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.

Ken Silverstein |

Investigation

A Giant Among Giants

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?

Ken Silverstein |

In Box

The Qatar Bubble

Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?

Blake Hounshell |

Letters

Balance of Power

In the face-off between companies and countries, don't underestimate the growing power of the state.

Allison Good |

Argument

Treacherous Waters

The latest bad publicity for the global cruise industry is just the tip of the iceberg.

Ross A. Klein |

Argument

The Zero Man

Obama’s greatest obstacle to re-election isn’t Mitt Romney, or rising gas prices: It’s Ben Bernanke.

Heleen Mees |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The Pope dons a sombrero, French police hunt suspected Islamists, and a Tongan king is laid to rest.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

The Chinese-African Union

Why is China spending $200 million for this new over-the-top headquarters for the African Union?

Slide Show |

Argument

Argentina's Dubious Boom

Argentina's economy has been coasting on its past successes. Don't be fooled.

Robert Looney |

Interview

$200 Oil and the Moscow-Beijing Alliance

An exclusive conversation with Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer on the toll of war with Iran -- and why China and Russia just don't care anymore what the United States thinks of them.

Benjamin Pauker |

Argument

Japan's Nuclear Cabal

Japan's public is squarely against going back to nuclear power. So why is the government pushing so hard to get the country's nuclear plants back online?

Nobuo Fukuda |

Argument

The Petrostates of America

Yes, the U.S. economy is addicted to oil -- selling it.

Steven R. Kopits |

Argument

The Driller in Chief

President Obama's critics say he's been a disaster for the energy industry. But the numbers tell a different story.

Michael Levi |

Slide Show

Scotland's Oil Boom

How the North Sea fields are fueling the hopes of Scottish separatists.

Slide Show |