Brazil's biofueled paradise is looking more and more like a carbon-spewing wasteland.
But it won't do her any good. Why the Clinton visit isn’t enough to bolster Argentina's sagging president.
As Washington and Beijing spar over free speech, the Dalai Lama, and Taiwan, here's one thing they are no longer likely to fight about: the world's oil supplies.
From Washington to Beijing, relations are looking more tense than ever. Here's a guide to which disputes matter -- and which are likely to blow over fast.
Last year, around this time, the U.S. president was extolling the virtues of solar power. Now, he's talking about coal and nuclear plants. What happened?
Instead of vilifying China over its role in the failure of the Copenhagen summit, Europe should take a page from its economic playbook.
As China invests in energy-rich Central Asia, Europe pays the price for its muddled approach to energy security.
Since the world can't seem to agree on cutting carbon emissions, maybe it's time to try an easier but equally important target: oil.
Russia's corporate giant Gazprom inspires anxiety among those who suspect it of doing the Kremlin's geopolitical dirty work. But changes in the global economy are threatening to rob the company of its mojo.
Natural gas pipelines, not military supply lines, could pave the way for stability in power-starved Central Asia.
Obama's diplomacy is the first step. Here are steps 2 through 5.
In the September/October issue of Foreign Policy, Moisés Naím asks if there's any way oil-rich countries can avoid the resource curse. Ghana, the newest member of the oil-producing club, has a good shot. Maybe.
Despite a valiant start, impoverished, oil-rich Chad has succumbed to the resource curse. But it's not too late to escape.
National oil companies control 80 percent of the world's oil. But they're not all the same.
Oil wealth used to hurt only those who had it. Now, it's hurting everyone.
It succors and drowns human life. And for the last eight years, oil -- and the people and places that make it -- was my obsession.
Inside the European pipeline fantasy that became a real-life gas war with Russia.
As the world looks around anxiously for an alternative to oil, energy sources such as biofuels, solar, and nuclear seem like they could be the magic ticket. They're not.
Oil may be making its long goodbye, but twilight or not, the Oil Age still defines our world.
How Lula turned an HIV crisis into a geopolitical opportunity.
Going green has finally gone mainstream, and politicians from London to Seoul are spending billions on clean technologies they say will create jobs. But unless we are all willing to risk a little more pain, the green revolution could founder before it ever really starts.