Posts Tagged: oil
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.
China is taking advantage of its growing trade surplus in Latin America to rally support for its positions at the United Nations.
Mexico's oil privatization scheme will hurt the environment, scar the landscape, and leave Mexico at the mercy of transnational firms.
Africa is the U.S. military's next frontier, and it's using humanitarian missions to get there.
Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, and a patchwork of unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the U.S. is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi have brought renewed scrutiny to vulnerabilities that could undermine Russia's ongoing ambitions for international prestige.
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.