Energy

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 |

Argument

China's Oil Investment Is Not a Threat

The Chinese purchase of a Canadian oil company is something U.S. officials should welcome, not fear.

Erica Downs |

Argument

The Sanctions Conundrum

Some say the sanctions against Tehran are working. But wasn't the Iranian economy already a basket case?

Peter Passell |

Argument

The Real Reason Energy Traders Are Losing Sleep

This time, it's Western politicians, not Arabian sheikhs, who are roiling the oil markets.

Blake Clayton |

Argument

America's Real Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Is relying on Saudi Arabia in times of war a smart tradition or future folly?

Amy Jaffe |

Argument

Pipe Dreams

Why Mitt Romney can't free America from Middle East oil.

Michael Levi |

Letters

Boom Time

Energy independence is in the United States' reach.

Adrienne Klasa |

Argument

Countdown to Zero Dollars

The U.S. opened the door to nuclear trade with India -- and got nothing.

Tom Hundley |

Argument

Emerging Power Crisis

Will India's massive blackouts put an end to the South Asian miracle?

Charles K. Ebinger |

Jeffrey Lewis

It's Not as Easy as 1-2-3

The Obama team fights over how to promote nuclear energy without promoting nuclear weapons.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Word Is Bond

Has President Obama kept Candidate Obama's campaign promises?

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

Choke Point

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.

Gal Luft |

Argument

The Era of Oil Abundance

Meet the winners and losers of the coming age of plenty.

Steve LeVine |