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Geopolitics / North America

What Would A U.S. Civil War Look Like?

What Would A U.S. Civil War Look Like?

Aug 18, 2017 at 15:28 | Gregory R. Copley

Yes, there is a civil war looming in the United States. But it will not look like the orderly pattern of descent which characterized the conflict of 1861-65. It will appear…

Mexico, Pemex and the Oil Theft Threat

Mexico, Pemex and the Oil Theft Threat

Jan 17, 2014 at 17:37 | Editorial Dept

Oil theft from Nigerian pipelines tends to steal (literally) the media spotlight due to the sheer volume and the external markets that encourage it. But the same issue in Mexico…

Mexico Readies to Join North American Oil Boom

Mexico Readies to Join North American Oil Boom

Dec 13, 2013 at 18:48 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. oil production last month reached its highest monthly total in 25 years. South of the border, the story is different, though Mexico's decision to end a state oil monopoly…

Looking North: Mexico and the US

Looking North: Mexico and the US

Nov 29, 2013 at 15:54 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Energy reform in Mexico will probably happen in pieces, and more slowly than it first appeared, but it must happen.

THE Game-Changing Mexico Opportunity

THE Game-Changing Mexico Opportunity

Jul 06, 2013 at 13:59 | Editorial Dept

What if Mexico were to privatize its state-owned oil company Pemex around the same time that the US and Mexico ended the moratorium on oil and gas production along their…

Transparency Squabble Stalls US-Mexico Oil & Gas Deal

Transparency Squabble Stalls US-Mexico Oil & Gas Deal

Jul 02, 2013 at 17:10 | Jen Alic

The US House has ratified an agreement governing oil and gas development along the US-Mexico border, possibly breaking the moratorium on production here and adding in a controversial clause that…

Why the US government Spies on its own Citizens

Why the US government Spies on its own Citizens

Jun 17, 2013 at 16:38 | Harmon Cardon

As the latest and greatest scandal, act of tyranny, unfolds before the United States citizenry, we have to look back and ask why. Why would the government need to collect…

US-EUROPE: The Free Trade Drama

US-EUROPE: The Free Trade Drama

May 24, 2013 at 13:41 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: A pending free-market deal between the US and the European Union could open up a massive transatlantic market that could account for 56% of global imports and exports…

With Jewell, Obama Says Go Green or Go Home

With Jewell, Obama Says Go Green or Go Home

Feb 08, 2013 at 17:14 | Daniel J. Graeber

Sally Jewell, President Barack Obama's choice to replace Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, comes with a resume filled not only with big oil credentials but also with environmental street credibility. The…

U.S. Deems Chinese Canadian Energy Purchase National Security Risk

U.S. Deems Chinese Canadian Energy Purchase National Security Risk

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:34 | John Daly

By now, the world is well aware of China’s insatiable global search for reliable energy resources to feed its seemingly unstoppable economy. From Sudan to Canada, Chinese energy companies are…

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