Oil

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 |

Argument

Dirty Laundry

If the West really wants to prevent developing countries from laundering money, it can start by cleaning up its own act.

Peter Reuter |

Argument

How to Lower the Price of Oil

The road to cheaper gas at the pump runs through Riyadh.

Bernard Haykel |

Argument

Treacherous Waters

The latest bad publicity for the global cruise industry is just the tip of the iceberg.

Ross A. Klein |

Argument

The Zero Man

Obama’s greatest obstacle to re-election isn’t Mitt Romney, or rising gas prices: It’s Ben Bernanke.

Heleen Mees |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The Pope dons a sombrero, French police hunt suspected Islamists, and a Tongan king is laid to rest.

Slide Show |

Argument

The Driller in Chief

President Obama's critics say he's been a disaster for the energy industry. But the numbers tell a different story.

Michael Levi |

Argument

Between Iran and a Hard Place

Forced to choose between high gas prices and a nuclear Iran, Barack Obama could very well remake himself into a war president.

Gal Luft |

Argument

Nice Oil Imports You've Got There. Shame if You Lost Them.

Why Americans need to be more grateful to Canada.

Vaclav Smil |

Argument

The Fix Is In

Why the coming election in Iran will be the fakest one yet.

Jamsheed Choksy |

Slide Show

Scotland's Oil Boom

How the North Sea fields are fueling the hopes of Scottish separatists.

Slide Show |

Argument

Keystone Kops

Environmentalists picked the wrong battle in opposing the Keystone XL project.

Amy Myers Jaffe |