It's Still the One

Oil's very future is being seriously questioned, debated, and challenged. The author of an acclaimed history explains why, just as we need more oil than ever, it is changing faster than we can keep up with.

By Daniel Yergin

Subpriming the Pump

Oil wealth used to hurt only those who had it. Now, it’s hurting everyone.

By Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe

Don't Be Crude

Why Barack Obama's energy-independence talk is just demagoguery.

By Prince Turki al-Faisal

Scenes from the Violent Twilight of Oil

It succors and drowns human life. And for the last eight years, oil—and the people and places that make it—was my obsession.

Article by Peter Maass

Plus: An FP Photo Essay

The Great Pipeline Opera

Inside the European pipeline fantasy that became a real-life gas war with Russia.

By Daniel Freifeld

Seven Myths About Alternative Energy

As the world looks around anxiously for an alternative to oil, energy sources such as biofuels, solar, and nuclear seem like they could be the magic ticket. They're not.

By Michael Grunwald

Is a Green World a Safer World?

A guide to the coming green geopolitical crises.

By David J. Rothkopf

The Devil's Excrement

Can oil-rich countries avoid the resource curse?

By Moisés Naím