Oil

Report

China's African Adventure

The disintegration of South Sudan, the world's newest country, is driving a foreign-policy shift in one of the world's oldest.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Digging Themselves in Deeper

Why Big Oil is doubling down on Putin's Russia.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Obama Administration Delays Keystone Until After 2014 Elections

The latest delay in approving the controversial pipeline sends Keystone proponents into a lather.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Ghost President

Algeria's ailing, invisible strongman is a lock to win a fourth term as president. But things are not so quiet behind the scenes.

Yasmine Ryan |

Report

Crude Business

The U.S. plan to curtail Iranian oil exports seems to be coming undone.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Crude Behavior

The U.S. oil boom has unleashed torrents of oil, and sparked a fight over the 40-year-old ban on oil exports.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Married to the Ukrainian Mob

Meet Dmytro Firtash, the shady billionaire at the heart of Russia’s energy stranglehold over Kiev.

Michael Weiss |

Christian Caryl

SEALed and Delivered in Libya

President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.

Christian Caryl |

Report

Crude Reality

Iran's oil exports keep rising. Is that cause for concern?

Keith Johnson |

Report

Slick Moves

The SEC could help tackle corruption in resource-rich countries around the world -- but the oil industry is getting in the way.

Zorka Milin |

Argument

Adding Fuel to the Fire

How the American shale gas boom can weaken Russia's hand in Ukraine.

Jason Bordoff |

Report

Dilma's Power Problem

Politics are hobbling Brazil's once-brilliant energy future

Keith Johnson |

Report

Iran's Black Gold

A spike in Iran's oil exports raises fears Tehran will be less likely to cut a permanent nuclear deal.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

The 750 Million Dollar Man

How a Swiss commodities giant used shell companies to make an Angolan general three-quarters of a billion dollars richer.

Michael Weiss |

Report

Oil Pirates and the Mystery Ship

Forget Somalia, the world's new epicenter of piracy is on the other side of Africa.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Running on Empty

Why unbridled oil consumption in the Middle East could pose a threat to the region and beyond.

Keith Johnson |

Lab Report

Venezuela’s Glass Revolution

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.

Juan Nagel |

Argument

Iran's Turkish Gold Rush

At the center of Turkey's corruption scandal is a "gas for gold" scheme that the Obama administration dragged its feet on stopping.

Jonathan Schanzer |

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

Mexico's Global Gusher

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

Keith Johnson |

Putinology

In Russia, the Price of Dissent Keeps Rising

Russia's activists are battered and demoralized. But not everyone has given up.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Rebels, Inc.

For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.

Malik Al-Abdeh |

Christian Caryl

Tycoon Warning

How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Reality Check

The Shrinking

Why the Middle East is less and less important for the United States.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The End of OPEC

Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.

Amy Myers Jaffe |

Putinology

The Ferocious Pirates of Greenpeace

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

Anna Nemtsova |

Dispatch

On the Rocks

Is Venezuela's new president headed for an untimely exit?

Peter Wilson |

Dispatch

The Ghosts of Benghazi

Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?

Christopher Stephen |