Energy

Putinology

Putin’s Mediterranean Move

The race is on to exploit off-shore energy around Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus -- and Moscow is crashing the party.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Drill Down

Energy is supposed to be Africa’s future. But when violence erupts in South Sudan and elsewhere, the pipelines can quickly run dry.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Energy Boost

The next head of the Senate Energy Committee has big plans for U.S. gas exports.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Crude Awakening

How the opening of Mexico's state oil monopoly could spell the end of Keystone XL.

Robert Collier |

Report

Can Europe Frack Itself to Energy Independence?

Europe wants to replicate America's shale gas boom. Will it succeed?

Keith Johnson |

Report

Stuck on a U.S. Government Blacklist?

Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Kerry’s Return to Vietnam Is All About Blocking China

...and dealing with Beijing's thirst for energy.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Ukraine's False Choice

Yanukovych can pick Russia or the European Union. Either way, the economic reforms are coming.

Douglas Rediker |

Argument

China's Pollution Revolution

Could Beijing's coal addiction be its downfall?

Gal Luft |

Report

Mexico's Global Gusher

Why a historic energy reform will be felt from Brazil to China.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Putin's Gas Gambit Backfires

The turmoil in Ukraine shows that Moscow can't always get its way by being an energy bully.

Keith Johnson |

Terms of Engagement

The Bear Hug

Vladimir Putin is cheering Ukraine's stiff-arm to Europe. But can Kiev also keep Russia at arm's length?

James Traub |

Christian Caryl

Ukraine's Hostage Crisis

How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.

Christian Caryl |

Reality Check

Advantage: Iran

Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?

Aaron David Miller |

Putinology

The Ferocious Pirates of Greenpeace

Russia's decision to charge environmental activists with piracy sets an ominous precedent.

Anna Nemtsova |

Letters

Ottawa Is No Caracas

Debating what it means to be a "rogue petrostate." 

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Let's Power Africa

Cowboys Stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia. But African leaders, together with the White House and U.S. Congress, are working to end the scourge of energy poverty.

Ellen Johnson SIrleaf |

Lab Report

Libya Goes for Broke

The economic paradox of Libya: It’s rich, but it’s bankrupt.

Fayruz Abdulhadi |

Argument

Oil Kingdom

Shale is the new peak oil, and that's why Saudi Arabia still rules global energy markets.

John Sfakianakis |

Argument

Green Water

Can the U.S. Navy win the eco-arms race?

Ray Mabus |

Argument

The New Power Generation

Why the U.S. government's plan to coordinate and invest in African energy could light up the continent.

Dale Mathias |

Report

Nuclear Waste

How the U.S. spent billions on a plan that increases the danger of proliferation.  

Douglas Birch |

In Box

Oh, Canada

How America's friendly northern neighbor became a rogue, reckless petrostate.

Andrew Nikiforuk |

Christian Caryl

Why Iran Can't Reform

Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The World in 2030

The United Nations is vowing to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes. Here's why that might actually be realistic.

John Norris |

Argument

Prepare to Start Making Things Again

Why America's natural gas boom is good news for U.S. manufacturing and bad news for China.

Charles R. Morris |

Argument

Russia's Energy Bully Takes a Fall

Just a few years ago, Gazprom had Europe eating out of its hand. But now, the energy giant -- and Putin's power base -- looks set for hard times.

Alexandros Petersen |

Argument

Mongolia's Growing Pains

Mongolia's blue skies may soon be darkening. A key challenge: Putting the mining companies in their place. 

Peter Murrell |

Argument

Egypt's Financial High Noon

Cairo needs to tackle its subsidy addiction. And yes, it’s not going to be easy.

Isobel Coleman |

Dispatch

Xi Pivots to Moscow

What message is China's new leader sending with his first overseas trip?

John Garnaut |