Innovations: Why the Future of War Might Look Like Vegas

A naval laser light show, a cactus-inspired hydrogen car, and a new way to keep space clean.


The Coldest Case

Eugene Mallove gave up everything to pursue the holy grail of nuclear energy. Did it cost him his life?


Here’s Why Erdogan Is Cozying Up to Putin

Turkey is trying to mend fences with Russia to contain Iran, fight the Islamic State, and improve its standing in an evolving Middle East.


Israel’s Reconciliation With Turkey Could Lead to New Energy Deals

Middle Eastern chaos helped heal a six-year rift between Turkey and Israel. But Israel’s big reserves of natural gas could fuel much closer ties in years to come.


China’s Pivot to Putin’s Friends

The Moscow-Beijing partnership is stalling. But Xi is winning over the Russian president’s inner circle with favorable loans and sweetheart energy deals.


The Era of Cheap Oil Is Coming to an End

Prices have been low for more than two years. With demand rising and supply falling, that’s all beginning to change.


India, One of the World’s Biggest Polluters, Will Join Climate Change Accord

New Delhi said it will formally join the Paris climate agreement this year, a potentially big step to curbing harmful global temperature increases.


China’s Power Grab in the Heart of Europe

Beijing is spending billions on new ports and rail lines, but its ambitions for Europe are as much about geopolitics as commerce.


Trump’s Huge Energy Speech Was Hugely Wrong

The GOP front-runner tried to attack the Obama administration’s handling of the energy industry. He wound up showing how little he knows about it.

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