John Stossel calls the notion of U.S. independence from foreign oil "a fantasy" and says the next president should rely on the free market to determine the best source of energy for the United States.
This report argues that unless there is a collapse in oil demand within the next five to ten years, there will be a serious oil 'supply crunch' - not because of below-ground resource constraints but because of inadequate investment by international oil companies (IOCs) and national oil companies (NOCs).
In contrast to conventional wisdom, OPEC's actions tend to lag behind fundamental changes in oil supply and demand rather than lead them. In this Newsweek Web Exclusive, David Victor argues that blaming high oil prices on OPEC won't have much impact. Real solutions should be focused on demand.
Angola, Africa's top oil producer, is flush with money. Yet wealth remains concentrated in the hands of a very few, leaving the bulk of the population in poverty.
Writing from within the Arctic Circle, Michael Gerson, describes the harsh realities of an ecosystem being tangibly changed by the climate disruption that stems from global warming.
USA Today looks at the debate surrounding domestic offshore drilling.
Iraq says it wants to sell oil contracts to foreign energy firms. The potential impact on energy markets could be large, but practical and political obstacles still prevent rapid production increases.
Punishing American oil companies for the global energy crisis will only reinforce America’s dependence on foreign oil and augment the massive transfer of wealth to rich, oil producing countries like Saudi Arabia and U.A.E., argues Michael Gerson.
Sara Banaszak of the American Petroleum Institute and Morgan Gray of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming debate whether opening restricted federal lands and waters will have any effect on the continuing rise in the price of oil.
The rise of oil prices prompts calls for policy fixes, sparking heated debate among investors, politicians, and the energy industry.
Oil stocks can help buffer economic shocks, but only if Washington radically reforms its handling of them.
CFR's Brad Setser explains factors leading to a tight recent correlation between rising oil prices and the falling dollar.
The Congressional Research Service reports on the history, perspectives, and issues surrounding the strategic petroleum reserve.
Youssef Ibrahim, a risk consultant and the former Middle East correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the flood of money lining Persian Gulf coffers.
Dilip Hiro says that countries must handle rising oil prices with energy efficiency and alternative sources.
A report from the House Committee on Natural Resources says that "big oil" is stockpiling supplies and pocketing the profits.
Meetings between President Bush and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah highlight emerging policy challenges to a relationship that stretches well beyond oil.
Mounting gas prices have made energy a top presidential campaign issue. But prospects appear dim for any comprehensive policy reforms from Washington.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More