Pivot to Asia Who Lost the Philippines?
In today’s global economy, money speaks louder than morals. The next U.S. administration must factor that into its Asia policy.
China's Climate Conundrums How to Make a Mountain of Coal Disappear
China’s pollution books are either messy or cooked. Either option emphasizes the Potemkin nature of a supposedly binding global climate accord.
Cyrenaica and Tripolitania Redux Plan B for Libya
Sometimes a divided country is better than a hopeless one.
U.S. Gas Exports The Pipe Dream
There are better answers to the North American gas glut than building multi-billion dollar LNG terminals along U.S. coasts to export it.
Gazproblems Russia’s Big Bear Hug on China
The mainstream media thought the major headline from the APEC summit was the U.S.-China agreement on climate change. They’re wrong. Russia’s two big pipeline projects to China have the potential to reshape the global energy and security landscape.
The Folly of Energy Independence
The American political class is way behind the curve when it comes to thinking about energy and security. The supply and price of energy no longer move in lockstep, and that divergence is key to understanding our circumstances—and what to do about them.
The mass transfer of U.S. wealth to oil-exporting countries bodes ill.
The United States has plenty of ways to eliminate its dependency on imported oil. We’d better use them fast.