Oil

Argument

No Exit

For the first time in many years, Venezuela’s presidential election is raising the possibility of an electoral defeat for Hugo Chávez. But if he loses, does that mean he’ll go?

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez |

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 |

Christian Caryl

An Idealist on Death Row

Why the desperate fate of a little-known Sudanese human rights activists poses some fundamental questions about what it means to be human.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Save Benghazi

How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.

Christopher Stephen |

Interview

How to Save the Regime in Tehran

Shirin Ebadi, Iran's leading human rights activist, explains why on attack on the country's nuclear program is just what the mullahs have been yearning for.

Nazila Fathi |

Christian Caryl

The Problem with Patriotism

The dispute over islands in the East China Sea is stirring up nationalist passions in the region. That doesn't bode well for the future of democracy.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Regulating the Resource Curse

How a small change by the SEC could prevent war, decrease corruption, and help developing countries fight Big Oil.

Jeff Colgan |

Letters

Boom Time

Energy independence is in the United States' reach.

Adrienne Klasa |

Argument

The Last Free Oligarch

Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Fridman thought he could get away with crossing Vladimir Putin. He miscalculated -- badly.

Steve LeVine |

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 |

Argument

Slippery Business

Inside Big Oil's little hint that it's picking Romney to win.

Steve LeVine |

Argument

Battle Rial

To end Iran's nuclear program, it's time for America to step up its economic warfare.

Mark Dubowitz |

Argument

The Great Caspian Arms Race

Inside the petro-fueled naval military buildup you've never heard of: It's Russia versus Iran, with three post-Soviet states -- and trillions of dollars in oil -- in the middle.

Joshua Kucera |

Slide Show

The Caspian's New Sea Monsters

The post-Soviet region has begun a high-stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields.

Slide Show |

Argument

The Coming Oil Crash

Good news! Gas prices could go down to $2 a gallon by autumn -- and that's bad news for Vladimir Putin.

Steve LeVine |

Argument

Good Riddance

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef was a menace. We should be happy he's gone, but worried about the aging House of Saud he leaves behind.

Simon Henderson |

Feature

Mad Libs: The Geopolitics of Energy

What does the U.S. oil and gas boom mean for international energy markets and climate change initiatives? We asked top experts, and here's what they told us.

Alessandra N Ram |

Feature

How Is Energy Remaking the World?

To navigate the complicated new politics of oil and gas, FP asked the author of The Quest and leading U.S. energy historian to help shape our latest survey -- and guide us through the results.

Daniel Yergin |

Think Again

Think Again: The American<br />Energy Boom

Yes, oil and gas made in the USA is surging. But does that really liberate us from the Middle East?

Michael Levi |

Failed States

Are All States Failing States?

Every unstable country is unstable in its own way.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Egypt's Subsidy Blues

When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.

Peter Passell |

Dispatch

Pit of Dreams

Can China's rust belt reinvent itself as a tourist destination?

Jonathan Kaiman |

The List

Swing Producers

Ten states where the energy debate could decide the U.S. election in November.

Logan Bayroff |

Kremlinology 2012

Powder Keg

What will it take to push Russians over the edge?

Julia Ioffe |

Argument

Playing Dirty

Can Big Oil deliver the election to Mitt Romney?

Steve LeVine |

Argument

Africa Takes Off

Sub-Saharan Africa is starting to shed its reputation as an economic laggard. The West should pay attention.

G. Pascal Zachary |

The List

Bye-Bye OPEC

Ten new global energy powers.

Logan Bayroff |