Issues / Energy
Ghana is the latest focus of oil companies. Can it escape the resource curse?
This article examines why, in the midst of an unprecedented cascade of disasters, natural and nuclear, the Kan problem trumped all others.
How did a right-wing thinktank devise U.S. policy toward Africa?
Predictions of economic decline and regime change in China have become increasingly popular. Hard times ahead? Almost certainly. Regime change? Not so likely.
The case of Timor-Leste proves once again how petroleum dependency turns out to be a curse rather than a blessing.
What makes Iran's nuclear program controversial is Iran's political identity as a state or who Iran is or what it stands for.
Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception.
Lady Gaga recently went to Japan to help out the victims of the earthquake. But did she send out all the right messages?
The South Sudan government has been pressured by the international community to make its oil industry transparent.
A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn't wish it even on a desperate planet. But that's where we're headed and there's no turning back.