The major issue for many countries is that oil is becoming too expensive for the economy to afford, Tverberg writes.
Lawmakers in Ottawa have expressed reservations over a possible Chinese takeover of a major Canadian energy company.
Returning from their two-week China adoption, the Belsie family hits the road with new daughter Madeleine Bao Yi, heading for a family reunion. Bao Yi has gone through the looking glass and is having a blast learning new traditions and more about who she is.
The arrest of at least 10 reporters since the turn of the year and new Internet restrictions point to a battening down of social control ahead of Iran's March elections.