Here We Go Again: Putin Threatens to Shut Off Ukraine's Gas

Russia’s latest threats to cut off natural gas supplies to Kiev are part and parcel of its growing push to force the West to back down in the battle for Ukraine.


Reefer Madness in the South China Sea

Breakneck construction on disputed atolls has China’s neighbors -- and the United States -- worried about just what Beijing is up to in the world’s watery flash point.


The Crashing Natural Gas Prices Are Good For China -- But not the U.S. or Russia

Plunging natural gas prices in Asia are a boon for some countries -- but a massive headache from Vladivostok to Vancouver.


What Sri Lanka's Change in Heart Over Chinese Port Project Says About Xi's Pivot

What the back-and-forth over a port project in Colombo says about Beijing’s plans to dominate the Indian Ocean.


Game Change: U.S. Oil Revolution Has Torn Up the Rule Book

In a radically different oil market, says the International Energy Agency, the United States looks like the winner and Russia and other ailing petrostates the losers.


Shale Fail

The continent has tried to start its own shale energy revolution. But tricky geology, clumsy governments, and environmental protesters seem to have smothered it in the cradle.

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