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Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries

Deepwater Horizon

The Macondo oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is about to spur a bureaucratic overreaction that will ruin America's chance at becoming an energy exporter.

Oil Dependence As Virtue

In short, a world that doesn't need oil may also be a world that doesn't need the United States.

Running on Empty

We may well need to be worried, we're running out of gas while choosing the next president to sit in the driver's seat.

A Pipeline Runs Through It

With Russia in the driver’s seat on energy issues, Europe should worry about running on empty. For more on the Russian elections, the internal state of the country and Vladimir Putin's nomination of a successor, check out our

Berlin's Russia Challenge

The EU’s policy incoherence toward Russia compromises Europe’s energy security.

Ahead of the Curve: The New Axis of Oil

On his landmark visit to Saudi Arabia, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the two countries partners, not rivals. Last year, Flynt Leverett and Pierre Noel discussed Russian energy strategy.



The breakup of the global potash cartel is a reminder that new energy sources could create a crisis of the oil order.

The Energy-Security Paradox

The United States produces more oil and uses less, but prices are still high. What is to be done?

The Saudi Oil War on Iran

It's the third round from the Kingdom. The first two ended in Pyrrhic victories. 

Books & Reviews

Riding the Tiger

Preventing the spread of atomic weaponry is less in our control than we think.

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April 16, 2014