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Steve LeVine

Steve LeVine
Steve LeVine, Quartz's Washington correspondent, writes about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics, a juncture of some of the most important and quickly developing events and trends on the planet. Most recently, LeVine founded and ran The Oil and the Glory, a blog on energy and geopolitics at Foreign Policy magazine. He is the author of two books: The Oil and the Glory, a history of oil told through the 1990s-2000s oil rush on the Caspian Sea; a profile of Russia through the lives and deaths of six Russians.
Artificial Intelligence

No One Is Prepared to Stop the Robot Onslaught. So What Will We Do When It Arrives?

Economists say somewhere between 9 percent and 47 percent of workers in the West could lose jobs to automation over the next two or so decades.

Emerging Tech

Two Big Labs Step Back From the Most Promising Next-Generation Battery

IBM and the US-funded Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) have ratcheted down or outright abandoned their work on the lithium-air battery.

Emerging Tech

Battery Maker's Fall Fuels Criticism of Federal Energy Investments

The mysterious story of the battery startup that promised GM a 200-mile electric car.

Digital Government

Another Dreamliner Is Forced to Land

A Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner on the way to Tokyo has landed in Boston.


How To Keep Up With Events in Egypt in Real Time Without Getting Swamped

Television feeds and live blogs worth following.

Digital Government

Dreamliners May Fly Again, but Not From Tokyo to Silicon Valley

Dreamliners were sold with the promise of longer travel. Will Boeing be forced to take that back?