The Oil and the Glory looks at geopolitics through the lens of energy -- a frame of reference as important as politics, war, and economics to understanding why countries behave the way they do. The blog is a must read for those attempting to understand the course of events from Abuja to Baku to Houston, asking the big questions about the world’s energy supply and the countries whose fates are intertwined with it.
Reporting on the latest boardroom deals and oil-patch catastrophes, the pursuit of the resources of today and the technologies of the future, The Oil and the Glory is meant to invite debate and discussion. We welcome suggestions and tips.
Author Steve LeVine is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy, a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, and author of The Oil and the Glory, a history of oil told through the 1990s-2000s oil rush on the Caspian Sea. He is also an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where he teaches energy and security in the Security Studies Program.
LeVine, also the author of Putin's Labyrinth, a profile of Russia through the lives and deaths of six Russians, is a former chief foreign affairs writer for BusinessWeek and Central Asia and Caucasus correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, based in Almaty and Baku. He previously covered the same region for the New York Times and Newsweek. From 1988-1991, he was Pakistan-Afghanistan correspondent for Newsweek. From 1985-1988, he was Manila correspondent for Newsday.
Steve LeVine is the author of The Oil and the Glory and a longtime foreign correspondent.