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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

Why the threat of prison is another risk of oil exploration

What happens when you mix a cocktail of scandal, professional ambition, raw emotion, bungled public relations, and the dual scents of oil and money? In ...

The Oil and the Glory

What the laws of oil say about the U.S. presidential campaign

In a 2006 cover story in FP, the columnist Thomas Friedman described what he called "The First Law of Petropolitics." In it, Friedman revealed an ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — Jan 6, 2012

Oil, and the geopolitics of China and Iran: President Barack Obama's new military policy -- the U.S. focus will shift to two geographic areas, China ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap: Nov. 25, 2011

A question of power in Saudi Arabia: The al-Saud family of Riyadh has two principal tasks -- securing its rule, and guaranteeing the smooth, long-term ...

The Oil and the Glory

The unseemly catfight in the Amazon River Basin

An Ecuadoran judge has slapped Chevron with an $8.6 billion fine for defiling a pristine Amazon rain forest and making a lot of people sick ...

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