Oct 4, 2012 As the European Union prepares to impose a ban on natural gas imports from Iran, the country's currency has already fallen sharply because of international sanctions.
Oct 2, 2012 American Crossroads makes political hay out of attacks in Libya
Aug 13, 2012 There are lots of ways that U.S. companies get around sanctions in foreign countries. But the trail isn't easy to follow.
Aug 10, 2012 The U.S. drought is fueling a corn shortage that's driving up prices around the globe. And yet, federal support for corn ethanol -- a fuel additive -- means some 40 percent of U.S. corn will be turned into ethanol this year.
Aug 9, 2012 The world could face the worst food crisis in five years if countries like the U.S. start restricting exports of agricultural products. That's according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, which says bad weather is causing a spike in global food prices that could be made worse if countries stockpile.
Jul 19, 2012 At the UN today, the Security Council is expected to vote today on economic sanctions against Syria, in an effort to help end the 16 month conflict between the government of Bashar Al-Assad and rebel forces. But will more economic sanctions work?
Jul 12, 2012 Iranian oil producers may find other ways to sell their product, but with few options to insure their ships, a lot of oil will be sitting in the harbor.
Jul 6, 2012 Despite being the biggest country in the world, China is having something of a labor shortage. So it's importing tens of thousands of North Koreans to work in low-wage jobs in factories.
Jun 20, 2012 Many inspired by the first Rio Earth Summit 20 years ago were just kids then. Now they are leading a new generation into the fold.
Jul 9, 2012 Next week world leaders will meet for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development to figure out how to improve the well-being of people around the world without wrecking the planet in the process.