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.
The post-Soviet region has begun a high-stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields.
Good news! Gas prices could go down to $2 a gallon by autumn -- and that's bad news for Vladimir Putin.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, oil and gas made in the USA is surging. But does that really liberate us from the Middle East?
When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.
Ten states where the energy debate could decide the U.S. election in November.
Sub-Saharan Africa is starting to shed its reputation as an economic laggard. The West should pay attention.
And save the world.
A flurry of new finds has analysts giddy over a new age of energy abundance. Just don't ask about global warming.
The oil won’t last forever -- so Saudi Arabia’s government has to reform its economy if it wants to survive.
Forget Kyoto. There’s a much better way to persuade the developing world to fight climate change.
How a West Texas oil town became an unlikely champion of human rights.
Has the Russian protest movement fatally weakened Vladimir Putin? Don’t bet on it.
Steve Coll's global tour of how ExxonMobil, the international "supermajor" and world's most profitable company, still rules.
"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.
Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?
In the face-off between companies and countries, don't underestimate the growing power of the state.
If the West really wants to prevent developing countries from laundering money, it can start by cleaning up its own act.
The latest bad publicity for the global cruise industry is just the tip of the iceberg.