Biden’s Surrender to Merkel on Nord Stream 2
His support for the pipeline abandoned a bipartisan consensus, got nothing in return, and made the world less secure.
The Myth of a Green Canada
Is Trudeau too tied to oil and gas to put Canada on a progressive environmentalist course?
How to Break the Logjam Over Nord Stream 2
The Russo-German pipeline has zero impact on European security. But Ukraine should be helped.
What Erdogan Really Wants in the Eastern Mediterranean
Turkey’s adventures abroad are about more than hydrocarbons. They’re a bold and expensive attempt at geopolitical revisionism.
Forget a Fracking Ban
The key to greening the energy industry is getting better at pinpointing which natural gas firms and states are acting responsibly—and which aren’t.
How a Maritime Deal With Israel Could Ease Lebanon’s Woes
Beirut could tap billions of dollars in natural gas revenue if it can resolve the border dispute.
Turkish Military Maneuvering Pushed Italy and France to Join Forces in the Mediterranean. Now What?
Formerly competitors, Paris and Rome’s Pax Mediterranea may spell Ankara’s final estrangement from Europe.
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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.
Record U.S. Oil Production Is Keeping Crude Prices From Spiking
A shale oil boom has created slack in the global supply chain.
The World’s Next Energy Bonanza
Even more than fracking, tapping oceanic methane hydrates could soon upend the global energy landscape.
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.