China Is Winning the Solar Space Race
The United States should be leading on the energy of the future — but it keeps blowing its chances.
The United States’ Antitrust Laws Can’t Match Saudi Aramco
Congress should pass NOPEC to give America a fighting chance against oil cartels.
When Coal Comes to Paradise
As China pushes clean energy policies at home, it is exporting its high-pollution coal industry to pristine places like Kenya’s Lamu Island—with Nairobi’s seal of approval. Local residents fear it will destroy the environment they depend on.
Oil’s Power Players
The United States may be a growing force in energy markets, but national oil companies still reign supreme.
U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Washington and Berlin face off again over Nord Stream 2 as European ships are targeted.
Brazil Was a Global Leader on Climate Change. Now It’s a Threat.
Jair Bolsonaro’s government could roll back decades of progress on clean energy and reducing deforestation.
Energy Security Is the Real Way to Put America First
Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
U.S. Close to Imposing Sanctions on European Companies in Russian Pipeline Project
The decision would test already fraught relations with Germany, other allies.
In the Middle East, Soon Everyone Will Want the Bomb
The region is at risk of a nuclear arms race. Washington needs to stop proliferation before it starts.
Trump’s Iran Policy Is Blowing Up His Energy Agenda
The U.S. president wanted to be energy independent, but he’s forcing his country to get more deeply involved in the global oil market.
Here’s How the United States Can Help Colombia Thrive
As an era of peace approaches, both countries should take practical steps to strengthen the relationship.
Can’t Stop the Shining
Solar power is the world’s most promising clean energy solution, but governments must abandon outdated policies for it to succeed.
The Trojan Horse of Russian Gas
Energy resources aren’t just a commodity – they’re a vehicle for Russia’s political ambitions.
What’s Good for Russian Gas Is Good for America
Washington's opposition to a gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany has never made sense.
Tillerson Praises Monroe Doctrine, Warns Latin America of ‘Imperial’ Chinese Ambitions
The secretary of state kicks off his multicountry tour trying to get the region to rally behind Trump.
The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army
America’s military is the only institution that can break the partisan deadlock on the worst threat the nation faces.
Out With The Old: New Books on Collusion, Civil War, Doomsday, and Other Happy Tidings
FP staffers learn how democracies die and why Mussolini wrote a bodice ripper.
Germany Is a Coal-Burning, Gas-Guzzling Climate Change Hypocrite
Angela Merkel hasn’t come close to earning her reputation for leadership on climate change.
An Auspicious Anniversary for the Marshall Plan
Seventy years after George Marshall’s famous speech built the modern foundation of the transatlantic alliance, Donald Trump seems determined to tear it apart.