The Oil and the Glory

The Oil and the Glory

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The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — Aug. 3, 2012 (Part I)

China's moment of coal truth: A question that has vexed us for some time is when we will witness an inflection point in ordinary Chinese ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — Aug. 3, 2012 (Part II)

Blackout: First India, then China? Astonishment has been one takeaway from India's massive blackout, which by comparison is in the ballpark of a loss of ...

The Oil and the Glory

Will oil companies provide Kurdistan its de facto statehood?

Less than a year after the departure of U.S. troops from Iraq, Baghdad is losing a primary lever over independent-minded Kurdistan -- its grip on ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — July 27, 2012 (Part I)

A mountain-top take on the flood: If Montana is a microcosm of the world, one message to glean is that we are not in the ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — July 27, 2012 (Part II)

What is with superheroes and fission: No film is bigger this summer than the latest Batman offering, The Dark Knight Rises. While taking in the ...

The Oil and the Glory

The last free oligarch

No Russian oligarch has had a longer career stretch than Mikhail Fridman -- enfant terrible, tormentor of foreign titans and, according to Forbes, the 43d ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — July 20, 2012 (Part I)

Oligarchs in the Kremlin: For the last dozen years, we have seen ample evidence of Vladimir Putin's policy on Russia's oil and gas industry -- ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — July 20, 2012 (Part II)

The West zigs, China zags: The West is erecting tariff barriers to prevent Chinese renewable energy companies from dumping their products. What is China's reaction? ...

The Oil and the Glory

Meet the winners and losers of the coming age of plenty

We are suffering whiplash: For nearly four decades, OPEC -- the cartel formally known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries -- has been a ...

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