Energy

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 |

Argument

The Empire Makes Nice

Is it time for a Venezuela reset?

Michael Shifter |

Argument

Who's Winning the Great Energy Rat Race?

China just passed the United States as the world's leading oil importer. America should be happy to be No. 2.

Robin M. Mills |

Interview

Epiphanies from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria's finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn't be so smug about corruption.

Joshua E. Keating |

Reality Check

Tribes With Flags

How the Arab Spring has exposed the myth of Arab statehood.

Aaron David Miller |

Daniel Altman

The United Petrostates of America

Ordinary Americans are about to find out why they call it the “resource curse.”

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The Other Resource Curse

Moving away from fossil fuels could be devastating for some of the world's poorest countries.

Michael Levi |

David Rothkopf

The Next Appointments

Obama is about to name a new international economic team. Will he use this opportunity wisely?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Venezuelan Roulette

With Hugo Chávez's health uncertain, narcogenerals and Cuban-backed ideologues are vying for influence in Venezuela.

Roger F. Noriega |

Feature

Eve of Disaster

Why 2013 eerily looks like the world of 1913, on the cusp of the Great War.

Charles Emmerson |

Review

Gorging on Investment, Choking on Red Tape

Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Does the GOP Need a New Foreign Policy?

Can the Republican Party survive without coming to terms with the Bush-Cheney years? FP's Shadow Government team weighs in.

Elizabeth F. Ralph |

David Rothkopf

Cursed With Plenty

America is on the verge of an energy boom. But will abundant shale gas create more problems than it fixes? 

David Rothkopf |

In Box

A New Law of Petropolitics

Sorry, Tom Friedman, higher oil prices don't always mean lower levels of democracy.

Joshua E. Keating |

In Box

The Law Still Stands

Why I stand by my arguments about oil and dictatorship.

Thomas L. Friedman |

Dispatch

Poland's Shale Gas Dream

Polish leaders think they've found a path to energy independence, but their high hopes could prove premature.

Dimiter Kenarov |

Argument

Radioactive Decay

We can't keep relying on a Vietnam-era treaty to stop nuclear proliferation.

Yousaf Butt |

Argument

Keeping the Flame Alive

This Hanukkah, Israel doesn't have to worry about running out of oil.

Frank Jacobs |

Terms of Engagement

The Climate Scofflaw

Is the United States really the impediment to a universal compact on global warming?

James Traub |

Argument

The People's Republic of California

Why isn’t the Golden State at the climate talks in Doha?

Michael Levi |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Nightmare Squared

Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.

Pedro Pizano |

Argument

Climate Course Correction

The world has spent two decades developing policies to combat global warming -- and we have little to show for it.

Bjørn Lomborg |