When it comes to foreign policy, Saudi Arabia has recently become far more aggressive. A historian of the modern Middle East sees three possible causes for the shift.
While the details are yet to be announced, a deal on the long-running dispute marks a win for Timor Leste.
The deal will give a much-needed boost to Iran's economy and lend important support to Rouhani's government.
Saudi Arabia's economy is almost entirely dependent on oil. Here's how it's trying to change that.
Shared economic and security interests have kept Saudi Arabia and the US close over the decades despite dramatic differences in the way the two countries are governed.
By 2030, the Blue Economy will be worth $3 trillion. And the UK is well placed to capture a slice of this lucrative market, if it meets the challenges involved with innovation and ambition.
Oklahoma is trying to limit the number of earthquakes caused by oil and gas extraction, but some existing faults there – which could be activated by wastewater injection – have never been mapped.
Local communities are likely to be dissatisfied with the report from the PRRT review because its recommendations only apply to future projects and won't herald any changes in the budget.
A false divide between ethics and economics has diluted the immense potential power of the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund.
Oil production used to fall when prices were low. But a new drilling boom in Alaska, driven by technical advances and global partnerships, spotlights America's rise as a world oil power.
Before World War I, petroleum had few practical uses, but it emerged from the war as a strategic global asset necessary for national stability and security.
Expect millions – not billions – of barrels.
Nigeria needs a collaborative approach involving voluntary partnerships between the state, an international development agency, the business sector and civil society to solve its problems.
The Trump administration may reverse a recent push to require oil companies to disclose more information about climate change risks to investors. Is that a good thing?
As Trump explores warmer ties to Russia, he'd be wise to brush up on the history of past resets and the role the oil industry played in each one. The results weren’t good.
A new project tracks earthquakes accidentally induced by human activity. It suggests the problem is bigger than some scientists thought.
Paul Cleary makes a good case as to why Australia should follow Norway as an example of how to tax miners in Trillion Dollar Baby.
Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
Venezuela and ExxonMobil have been spatting over oil for decades. How will that history impact relations under a Rex Tillerson-run State Department?
President Obama used an obscure 1953 law to bar offshore drilling in Arctic Alaska and along the Atlantic coast. Republicans and energy companies want to reverse the ban, but it will not be easy.