Saudi Arabia’s Royal Drug Problem

A drug bust in Lebanon Monday sheds light on the royal family's struggle with drug laws.


The Reports of Saudi Arabia’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The kingdom’s economy isn’t teetering on collapse; in fact, it’s healthier than it has been in decades.

The Oil and the Glory

Sudan, Saudi, and the cheering on the U.S. oil patch

Consider the latest news from the Middle East and North Africa, and one grasps why many U.S. oil and geopolitical analysts are cheering what they ...

The Oil and the Glory

Obama’s speech and some sober talk about the oil patch

In his State of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama spoke of the United States' unaccustomed new impact on global energy -- in ...

The Oil and the Glory

The day of Saudi collapse is not near

As turmoil has engulfed the Middle East and North Africa, much attention has focused on Saudi Arabia -- if trouble spread there, traders have worried, ...

The Oil and the Glory

The next oil crisis point

Nigeria is about to become the crisis du jour, and there is good reason -- Goodluck Jonathan (pictured above) is running for re-election as president ...

The Oil and the Glory

Back to Saudi’s fault lines

The oil balance is back on precarious footing. The shift of events in Yemen -- President Ali Abdullah Saleh seems to be spending his final ...

The Oil and the Glory

What ails global energy? Everything

Japan's possibly cataclysmic situation started with an earthquake, went on to a tsunami, and now is essentially an energy event -- a potential catastrophe stemming ...

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