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Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva poses for a photo with representatives of his country’s Indigenous people during the U.N. climate change conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 17.
Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva poses for a photo with representatives of his country’s Indigenous people during the U.N. climate change conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 17.

From BRICS to BIC

At COP27, Lula paints his foreign-policy aspirations green.

Environmental activists protest against the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, sometimes abbreviated as the TTP, in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 11.
Environmental activists protest against the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, sometimes abbreviated as the TTP, in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 11.

Boric Is Trapped on Trade

Resource-rich Chile stands to profit off the energy transition—if its leftist president signs a deal despised by his base.

People take part in a mass demonstration against the government in Tehran, Iran, in 1979.
People take part in a mass demonstration against the government in Tehran, Iran, in 1979.

Why Won’t the Workers of Iran Unite?

Unlike in 1979, much of the Iranian working class is precariously employed—and they have more to lose than their chains by joining the protests.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive to attend an informal summit of the European Union in Prague on Oct. 7.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and French President Emmanuel Macron arrive to attend an informal summit of the European Union in Prague on Oct. 7.

What Europe Can Learn From the 1973 Oil Shock

Building an economy that is both green and resilient requires EU-wide solidarity.

A man swims in the frozen water of the Trocadero fountain in front Eiffel Tower, on January 6, 2017 in Paris.
A man swims in the frozen water of the Trocadero fountain in front Eiffel Tower, on January 6, 2017 in Paris.

The European Project Is Now at the Mercy of the Weather

This winter, Europe may be facing a crisis without any clear solution.

A Norwegian Home Guard soldier stands guard, assisting the police with increased security at the Karsto gas processing plant.
A Norwegian Home Guard soldier stands guard, assisting the police with increased security at the Karsto gas processing plant.

Europe’s Seabed Is Its Soft Underbelly

Explosions along the Nord Stream pipelines have exposed the vulnerability of energy and communications networks in the continent’s northern seas.

Two people stand on a sandy expanse, with blue water in the background.
Two people stand on a sandy expanse, with blue water in the background.

Can South America Take Advantage of the Lithium Boom?

Ramping up production may be harder than it sounds in the “lithium triangle.”

Biden and Mohammed bin Salman bump fists.
Biden and Mohammed bin Salman bump fists.

Saudi Arabia Is Not a U.S. Ally. Biden Should Stop Treating It Like One.

With the OPEC+ production cut, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made it clear he’ll do as he pleases, regardless of U.S. objections or interests.

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Europe’s Energy Crisis: How Bad, and How Long?

Plus: Adam and Cameron are going live this month.

An offshore natural gas production platform is seen from Dor, a coastal town in northern Israel, on Dec. 31, 2019.
An offshore natural gas production platform is seen from Dor, a coastal town in northern Israel, on Dec. 31, 2019.

Don’t Let Politics Kill the Lebanon-Israel Gas Deal

A U.S.-brokered maritime border agreement could have profound effects on the entire Middle East.

Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman gestures during a press conference after the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting in Vienna on Oct. 5.
Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman gestures during a press conference after the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting in Vienna on Oct. 5.

OPEC to Cut Oil Production, Dealing a Blow to Biden

But it’s business, not personal: A looming global recession threatens oil demand.

People protest against the Czech Republic’s government.
People protest against the Czech Republic’s government.

Putin’s Energy Warfare Is Testing Central Europe’s Resolve

The region’s support for Ukraine is caving under the pressure of soaring bills.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces new European Union energy policies at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 7.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces new European Union energy policies at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 7.

With Winter Coming, Europe Is Walking Off a Cliff

Europeans won’t escape their energy crisis as long as ideology trumps basic math.

Electricity pylons are shown under cloudy skies during rainfall near Romanel-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sept. 15.
Electricity pylons are shown under cloudy skies during rainfall near Romanel-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sept. 15.

Europe’s Energy Crisis Is Destroying the Multipolar World

The EU and Russia are losing their competitive edge. That leaves the United States and China to duke it out.

Catalan leader Pere Aragonès gives a speech.
Catalan leader Pere Aragonès gives a speech.

Catalan President: Now Is Not the Time for a Unilateral Independence Vote

Pere Aragonès discusses negotiations with Madrid, Catalan views on NATO, and prospects for a future referendum.

Then-Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks in front of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.
Then-Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida walks in front of Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant.

Fumio Kishida’s Great Nuclear Leap

A decade after Fukushima, the Japanese prime minister is walking a fine political line to reengage with the carbon-free energy source.

Steam rises from cooling towers at the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant during the coronavirus pandemic near Bergheim, Germany, on Feb. 11, 2021.
Steam rises from cooling towers at the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant during the coronavirus pandemic near Bergheim, Germany, on Feb. 11, 2021.

Putin’s Energy War Is Crushing Europe

The big question is whether it ends up undermining support for Ukraine.

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