The fourth episode of our podcast takes on fuel – from Olympic diets to conflict over oil in the Niger Delta.
It is important to nurture local companies and increase domestic participation in Africa's emerging oil economies.
China claims ownership of almost all of the South China Sea and refuses to abide by a recent ruling calling that hogwash. Why does China want to control the sea so badly?
What has the Chilcot Inquiry actually achieved? Here's what the experts had to say.
Iraq's oil industry is a window into the troubled period that followed regime change.
Oil wasn't the conspiracy behind the Iraq War, but it was always in the mix.
Venezuela sits at the edge of a humanitarian calamity. A GSU international mediation expert explains how outsiders can play a critical role in resolving the cause – a deeply rooted political battle.
OPEC has been declared dead in recent months as the group of oil-exporters has been unable to agree on a plan to stabilize the market. But was it really ever alive in the first place?
It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
Renewable resources are being exploited to the extent that there is a loss of species and future generations are threatened.
Grand plans designed to reduce reliance on oil will struggle to create an economy which helps all the Kingdom's subjects.
Phasing out fossils fuels would go a long way to stopping dangerous climate change – but it might be harder than we thought.
Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar are beginning the painful process of restructuring their economies away from oil dependence.
In terms of what is achievable, any foreign policy approach that does not account for strategic and historical realities is likely to fail.
Woodside's deferral of its floating gas project in Western Australia is just the latest blow low oil prices have dealt the industry.
American consumers just aren't prioritizing fuel efficiency in a time of low gasoline prices. Is there a way to reverse the trend and make progress on climate change?
Nigeria must work together with its people to help keep the peace in the Niger Delta.
Cheap gas is traditionally a boost for the U.S. economy but this time the economy could be badly hurt because of the domestic drilling boom and financial bets made by the oil & gas industry.
Economic growth is a necessary condition for development. But it can only pass the sufficient condition test if growth translates into high-earning jobs. Ghana's recent history illustrates this.
The next president will have little power to slow the growth of renewable energy, sliding oil prices or coal's decline.