Issues / Energy
Oil is a mixed blessing for Nigeria, Liberia, and Chad. Columnist Emira Woods reports on how the rich have pocketed the profits and the poor have suffered the environmental consequences.
When it comes to oil, the U.S. is bypassing democracy in Iraq.
Has the Koizumi administration abandoned neutrality, historic pacifism, and common sense in its pursuit of oil and a stronger alliance with the United States?
The coming years will undoubtedly witness intensive negotiations on global warming as concerns mount and the quantitative approach under the Kyoto Protocol makes little difference. As policy makers search for more effective and efficient ways to slow the trends, they should consider the fact that harmonized environmental taxes on carbon are powerful tools for coordinating policies and slowing climate change.
Bush's proposal on oil doesn't go far enough.
Conference in London shapes Afghanistan's future through crafting of new compact.
Next steps to address climate change.
Shrinking oil supplies are heightening U.S. interest in making energy investments in the newly independent republics of the Caspian Sea basin, but for now that's ill-advised.
For a supposedly changeless, monolithic state, North Korea shakes up the staid world of diplomacy with surprising frequency.
There are some people in the world's wealthy countries who forecast that 2005 will be a decisive year for Africa.