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December 11, 2023
Houston’s Potential to Lead on Brain Health in Focus at Baker Institute Event

The Colloquium on Brain Capital Dec. 5 brought together experts from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the university’s Office of Innovation to discuss Houston’s potential to lead brain health research. Eyre argued that brain health is a critical aspect of well-being that affects cognitive abilities, socioemotional stability, and overall quality of life. 


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December 8, 2023
In Breaking Defense: Putin’s Gulf Meetings Send Symbolic Message

On Russian President Vladimir Putin’s December 2023 visits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Coates Ulrichsen said:

“Putin’s high-profile meetings [in the Gulf] are significant both in terms of substance, given the focus on energy policy as well as Gaza, and symbolism, given the deep international divisions over the response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and, since October, the perception felt by many across the Arab world, and much of the Global South, of double standards in the Western, and especially American, response to Israel and Gaza.”

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December 2, 2023
In Politifact: Abraham Accords Did Not Address Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In reality, the accords simply elevated and formalized relations between countries that already maintained backchannel ties, said Rahman, in response to a claim by former President Donald Trump that the accords had achieved peace in the Middle East.

Moreover, none of the parties to the Abraham Accords were ever engaged in military conflict against each other, so framing normalization as peace is a gross misrepresentation of what the agreements actually achieved, Rahman said.

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