Posts Tagged: oil
The unfolding intervention against the Islamic State shows that oil doesn't just guide U.S. foreign policy. It constrains our ways of thinking about it.
For the wildlife and ecosystems of the Arctic, war has already arrived.
Ecuador is marketing its lush rainforest to North American tourists. But there won't be much left if it drills for oil there.
The U.S. government continues to turn a blind eye to the medieval forms of torture meted out by its Saudi allies.
For U.S. communities dependent on the same industries that have brought Russia to its knees, the time to start planning an economic transition is now.
As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.
Russia's energy-heavy economy could suffer from Bulgaria's decision to stop construction of the South Stream pipeline.
Iraq today is George W. Bush’s nightmare and Osama bin Laden’s wet dream.
Events appear to be moving toward a political solution to the East-West standoff over Ukraine. But as Clausewitz once noted: “Against stupidity, no amount of planning will prevail.”
Like Big Tobacco, Big Energy targets the developing world for future profits.