Our Top Weekend Reads
Finland’s president carves a diplomatic niche, the coronavirus pandemic sounds alarm bells about genetic engineering, and Donald Trump seeks to actualize his dictatorial dreams.
No Gas, No War in the Mediterranean
Border tensions among Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus are about to boil over—but there’s a simple solution.
Turkey’s Plans to Become a Regional Energy Giant Just Got a Boost
After the discovery of a large natural gas field, Ankara may have Moscow on the ropes.
Pompeo may be in an uproar over Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but it is hardly the geopolitical masterstroke he imagines.
The Pandemic Is Slicing Away Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada
The Wet’suwet’en ended pipeline protests for safety’s sake, but the police aren’t following the rules.
With Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2, Putin Is Getting Ready to Put the Screws on Europe
The new pipeline won’t deliver energy security. It will make the EU more dependent on a capricious Russia.
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.
Today’s Environmental Crisis Was Created in 1919
The Paris Peace Conference set the stage for our oil-soaked global society.
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.
The United States’ Gas Flare-Up
Why an environmental and economic problem that was on the decline is back with a vengeance.
Russia’s Gas Web Ensnares Europe
New pipeline projects throughout the Middle East could boost Russian influence there while also ensuring the country’s role as the prime supplier of energy to Europe.
Russia’s Pipe Dreams Are Europe’s Nightmare
Putin’s plans to run the TurkStream pipeline through the Balkans won’t end well.
Trump’s Iran Sanctions Could Work
In the medium term, they’ll make it hard for the country to keep up oil production, satisfy domestic demand, and fund the government.
Norway’s Green Delusions
The country may seem a haven for clean energy, but that’s because it exports its pollution.
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.
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.
Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?