Issues / Energy
The Western-imposed sanctions on Iran undermine the U.S.'s diplomatic influence more than Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
China and the United States compete for influence in the Persian Gulf, but they also have overlapping interests in the region.
Iran Parliament plays to cheap seats by calling for Strait to be blocked in response to sanctions.
Central Asia dazzles the world with its energy sources.
This article examines the protests held in Japan on June 29, 2012 in response to the government's call for resumption of nuclear energy after Fukishima.
I'd much rather that representatives of the world's nations gather on a regular basis to bore themselves to death in a conference rather than beat themselves to death in a war. Make resolutions, not war is the bumper sticker of the future.
Conflict over oil fields is ongoing between Sudan and South Sudan.
The following transcript is of a speech that Peter Scott delivered in Russia that addresses the role that NATO and Western oil companies play in the former USSR states that sit next to Russia.
Russia has solicited the help of ExxonMobil and Norway's Statoil to develop a field of oil shale in Siberia.
The West showed little flexibility in recent negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program as the hopes for a diplomatic solution grow dimmer.