Iran Protests Suggest Trump Sanctions Are Inflicting Serious Pain
The regime has survived uprisings in the past. But now it is starting to kill demonstrators in great numbers.
Is the United States Really Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement?
Yes, but the process takes a long time. Final withdrawal will occur one day after the 2020 election—but Washington may still be able to get back in.
Trump Can’t Save Coal Country
With eight bankruptcies in the last year—the latest this week—coal is in deep trouble again, and that could spell trouble for Trump in 2020.
Mexico Tries to Turn Back the Clock on Energy
Forget the energy opening: López Obrador works to restore the primacy of Pemex, the state-owned oil giant.
Iran-Saudi Crisis Resurrects an Old Question: Does the U.S. Need to Be There at All?
Trump’s reluctance to retaliate against Iran may reflect his belief that an “energy independent” United States no longer needs to protect the region.
Trump Sanctions Iran Again, Inching Toward Economic Blockade
But some experts say the move is a weak response to alleged Iranian attacks on Saudi oil.
How an Aerial Barrage Cut Saudi Oil Production in Half
Tensions in the region spike as U.S. blames Iran.
Bolton Is Gone, but Tensions With Iran Remain High
The departure of Trump’s hawkish national security advisor raised hopes in Washington, but a sudden thaw with Tehran is unlikely.
The Limits of Clean Energy
If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.
Maximum Pressure on Germany Is a Big Mistake
New sanctions from the United States risk pushing Berlin firmly into Moscow’s geopolitical corner.
Israeli Energy Exports Won’t Make Europe More Pro-Israel
The natural gas discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean is so expensive to bring to market that it might never reach European consumers, let alone change the policies of EU governments.
Will an Israeli Energy Boom Make the EU Pro-Israel?
Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians.
Turkey’s Big Energy Grab
Ankara is eyeing the gas reserves around Cyprus, causing yet more international tensions.
Did Iran Just Invite a U.S. Attack?
“This country will not stand for it,” Trump says after drone shootdown.
Using Proxies, Iran Appears to Be Hitting Back in the Fight Over Oil
Experts believe Tehran is behind recent attacks on Saudi oil installations and vessels.
How Dangerous Are U.S.-Iran Tensions?
Washington cites Tehran’s “warnings” in deploying a carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf. The question is whether the threat is real.
U.S. Lawmakers Talk Turkey to Ankara
New legislation is aimed at forcing the recalcitrant NATO ally back into the fold.
Are India and Pakistan on the Verge of a Water War?
In reprisal for a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir, the Indian government says it will divert river waters that downstream Pakistan has been counting on.