The SEC could help tackle corruption in resource-rich countries around the world -- but the oil industry is getting in the way.
How the American shale gas boom can weaken Russia's hand in Ukraine.
A spike in Iran's oil exports raises fears Tehran will be less likely to cut a permanent nuclear deal.
How a Swiss commodities giant used shell companies to make an Angolan general three-quarters of a billion dollars richer.
Forget Somalia, the world's new epicenter of piracy is on the other side of Africa.
Why unbridled oil consumption in the Middle East could pose a threat to the region and beyond.
In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.
At the center of Turkey's corruption scandal is a "gas for gold" scheme that the Obama administration dragged its feet on stopping.
Energy is supposed to be Africa’s future. But when violence erupts in South Sudan and elsewhere, the pipelines can quickly run dry.
The next head of the Senate Energy Committee has big plans for U.S. gas exports.
How the opening of Mexico's state oil monopoly could spell the end of Keystone XL.
Russia's activists are battered and demoralized. But not everyone has given up.
For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.
Russia's decision to charge environmental activists with piracy sets an ominous precedent.
Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?
Shale is the new peak oil, and that's why Saudi Arabia still rules global energy markets.
China just passed the United States as the world's leading oil importer. America should be happy to be No. 2.
Ordinary Americans are about to find out why they call it the “resource curse.”