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Qatar has plenty of other worries besides football
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for Kuwait, authored a blog about Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani's first year as emir in Doha, Qatar.
June 12, 2014, 2 p.m.

Syrian Chemical Weapons
Founding director Edward P. Djerejian talks about reports that the Syrian government has continued to use chemical weapons against its own citizens.
May 19, 2014, noon

Newly released al-Qaida conference video is raising concerns
Richard Stoll, Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar, comments on Houston’s port making the city a target for threats from al-Qaida.
April 17, 2014, 11:09 a.m.

Saudi Prince named second-in-line to succeed king
Saudi Arabia's Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, a former intelligence chief, has been appointed deputy crown prince, making it likely he will one day become king. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for Kuwait, is quoted.
March 28, 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Arab League to hold summit in Kuwait
It is unlikely that the Arab League will be able to coordinate a truce to resolve the Syrian civil war, says Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for Kuwait.
March 25, 2014, 5 p.m.

Arabs to hold summit on bridging regional divides
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for Kuwait, comments on the agenda for the 25th Arab League Summit.
March 23, 2014, 2:27 p.m.

Netanyahu to Obama: "We're doing all we can for peace"
Founding director Ambassador Edward Djerejian comments on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks on an acceptable Iranian nuclear system.
March 5, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

Energy Security Should Be Policymaking Goal
The notion of energy "independence" is unrealistic, and the real goal for policymakers should be energy security, said founding director Ambassador Edward Djerejian during "The Geopolitics of Natural Gas" conference.
Feb. 28, 2014, 5 p.m.

Kuwait fiscal health spurs subsidy, tax debate
Kuwait should implement gradual, targeted cuts to subsidies due to the political sensitivities surrounding price hikes and spending cuts, says Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for Kuwait.
Feb. 19, 2014, 3 p.m.

What to expect from this round of Geneva talks
Andrew Bowen, scholar for the Middle East and director of the Levant Program, is quoted in this article about this round of the Geneva peace talks.
Feb. 10, 2014, 4:15 p.m.