Oil

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 |

Argument

Can We Survive the New Golden Age of Oil?

A flurry of new finds has analysts giddy over a new age of energy abundance. Just don't ask about global warming.

Steve Levine |

Argument

The Window is Closing for Riyadh

The oil won’t last forever -- so Saudi Arabia’s government has to reform its economy if it wants to survive.

Robert Looney |

Argument

Two Worlds, One Climate

Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.

Peter Passell |

Christian Caryl

The Miracle of Midland

How a West Texas oil town became an unlikely champion of human rights.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

Spring Is Over

Has the Russian protest movement fatally weakened Vladimir Putin? Don’t bet on it.

Christian Caryl |

Interview

Really, Really Big Oil

Steve Coll's global tour of how ExxonMobil, the international "supermajor" and world's most profitable company, still rules.

Benjamin Pauker |

The List

The World According to Glencore

"The biggest company you never heard of," as Reuters once put it, Glencore does business in dozens of countries on every continent except Antarctica. Here's a snapshot of this global empire -- and some of its murky local alliances.

Ken Silverstein |

In Box

The Qatar Bubble

Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?

Blake Hounshell |

Letters

Balance of Power

In the face-off between companies and countries, don't underestimate the growing power of the state.

Allison Good |