Today’s Environmental Crisis Was Created in 1919
The Paris Peace Conference set the stage for our oil-soaked global society.
The United States’ Gas Flare-Up
Why an environmental and economic problem that was on the decline is back with a vengeance.
How to Keep the Lights on in Kurdistan
Caught between the United States and Iran, Iraq is facing deep energy insecurity. In Kurdistan, the solution may be solar power.
Pompeo’s Hollow Plan to Beef Up Security in the Gulf
Experts are skeptical that U.S. allies will get on board.
The Islamic Republic of Recklessness
You might not think high-risk aggression is in Iran’s national interest, but leaders in Tehran have long disagreed.
Iran’s Carefully Coded Message
The recent strikes make clear that Iran’s enemies won’t be able to bypass it in the Persian Gulf.
Maximum Pressure on Iran Means Maximum Risk of War
Trump’s strategy is creating a crisis, not solving one.
The United States’ Antitrust Laws Can’t Match Saudi Aramco
Congress should pass NOPEC to give America a fighting chance against oil cartels.
Oil’s Power Players
The United States may be a growing force in energy markets, but national oil companies still reign supreme.
Turkey and Russia are Bitter Frenemies
The United States doesn’t need to fear their partnership. It will crumble soon enough.
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.
Saudi Arabia Has Big Plans in India
With Saudi Aramco’s bid for a stake in Reliance Industries, the oil giant is looking to establish a permanent foothold in the South Asian country.
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.
By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America
Washington’s extraordinary unilateralism is cracking the foundation of its global financial power.
Trump’s Big Iran Oil Gamble
By seeking to cut Iranian exports to zero, the U.S. president is taking a major economic and political risk.
Khalifa Haftar’s Miscalculated Attack on Tripoli Will Cost Him Dearly
The Libyan general was poised to rise to power. Now his unnecessary assault on the capital is alienating key international backers and potential local allies.
Algeria’s Bouteflika Is on His Way Out. Here’s What’s Next.
The longtime president may depart as soon as this week, but the country’s growing protest movement has not yet united behind one leader or policy platform.
While You Weren’t Looking, General Haftar Has Been Taking Over Libya
Despite the drawn-out political instability plaguing the country, a negotiated rise to power for Haftar is not the answer.