Energy Security Is the Real Way to Put America First
Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
Iran’s Yemeni Proxies Put Oil Shipments in Crosshairs
A Houthi attack on two Saudi oil tankers near Yemen could be an Iranian bid to hammer a key energy choke point.
Iran Hawks Should Be Careful What They Wish For
Pushing for regime change in Tehran could put Qassem Suleimani in power.
Proposed Law Would Allow U.S. to Sue OPEC for Manipulating Oil Market
Trump appears to favor the idea, but oil producers are already pumping flat out.
How Venezuela Struck It Poor
The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.
Mexico’s Populist New President Unlikely to Derail Energy Reform
López Obrador won’t reverse the country’s historic oil opening — but he won’t expand it, either.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
Trump’s Push to Ban Iranian Oil Could Mean Pain at the Pump
Big buyers of Iranian oil such as China are seen as unlikely to cut purchases to zero, but sanctions will still send crude prices higher.
This Isn’t Your Father’s OPEC Anymore
Global oil markets are controlled by Russia and Saudi Arabia — despite America’s shale boom.
OPEC Agrees to Boost Oil Output
The oil cartel vowed to add 1 million barrels a day to markets. It won’t add quite that much.
The West Is Letting Libya Tear Itself Apart
Calling for elections in the absence of stable institutions while competing for diplomatic and economic influence won’t rebuild the country — it will destroy it.
OPEC Close to Agreement to Open the Oil Taps
With or without Iranian cooperation, extra barrels of crude could help meet rising demand. But there’s still reason to fear a price spike later this year.
The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery
Guyana just discovered it owns enough oil to solve all its problems — and cause even bigger ones.
Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War
If the U.N. withdraws peacekeepers from a long-contested oil-rich enclave, it's likely to spark further fighting in an already unstable region.
Why the West Needs Azerbaijan
There is only one way for vital Asian oil and gas resources to reach Europe without passing through Russia and Iran: through the narrow “Ganja Gap.”
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.
China Has Decided Russia Is Too Risky an Investment
The economics of a major oil deal seemed to make sense. But when energy companies are arms of the state, economics aren't the only factor.
An Arms Deal Won’t Heal What Ails Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s president is trying to prove he can get from Washington what his predecessor couldn’t, but it might not be enough to get him re-elected.
Trump’s Iran Policy Is Blowing Up His Energy Agenda
The U.S. president wanted to be energy independent, but he’s forcing his country to get more deeply involved in the global oil market.
What Happens if the U.S. Bows Out of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
By reimposing sanctions, Trump risks alienating Europe and freeing Iran to revive its nuclear program.