From Overlooked to Nobel Laureate: Katalin Karikó’s Journey
The work of Katalin Karikó, 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine recipient, laid a foundation for the development of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines that saved close to 20 million lives worldwide. But her discoveries almost did not happen, writes Alicia L. Johnson, a civic science postdoctoral associate at the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences. Karikó’s story highlights the vital importance of supporting women in STEM.
Alicia L. Johnson October 30, 2023
Saudi Plans to ‘De-risk’ Region Have Taken a Hit With Gaza Violence
Hama's Oct. 7 attack on Israel threatens to undermine a key pillar of Saudi Arabia’s foreign and domestic agenda: the “de-risking” of the region, writes fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen October 23, 2023
Unraveling Covert Networks: Analysis of Mexican Cartel Alliances
In the fight against Mexican criminal cartels, social network analysis can predict and map out their alliances and subgroups — using algorithms to predict new connections. In this commentary, Nonresident Scholar in Drug Policy and Mexico Studies Nathan P. Jones and his co-authors outline their recent work in the field.
Nathan P. Jones, Oscar Contreras Velasco, John P. Sullivan, Chris Callaghan, Irina Chindea, Daniel Weisz Argomedo October 18, 2023
The Gaza War Reveals Signs of US Strategic Overreach
The deepening conflict in Gaza reveals the risk of being a global power. It’s time for us to substantially reduce U.S. commitments around the world — or dramatically increase the resources we commit to defending our far-flung interests, writes fellow Joe Barnes.
Joe Barnes October 17, 2023
The Arab Embargo 50 Years Ago Weaponized Oil to Inflict Economic Trauma — Sound Familiar?
Like the 1973 embargo, today’s crises have rendered the future of energy massively uncertain, write fellows Jim Krane and Mark Finley.
Jim Krane, Mark Finley October 11, 2023
Baker Institute Experts React: The Latest Israel-Hamas War
Baker Institute fellows and scholars are providing expert analysis as the latest Gaza war unfolds.
October 11, 2023
Enhancing Brain Power, Enriching Economies: The Potential of an American Brain Capital Industry
Fellow Harris Eyre calls for strategic investments in R&D and the application of brain-related technologies to harness the full potential of our minds.
Harris A. Eyre October 10, 2023
Call to Action: Putting Brain Health on the Global Agenda
This is a summary of the call to action emerging from the Brain Health and Research Day at UNGA78.
Harris A. Eyre, Frédéric Destrebecq, Stephanie Kramer October 5, 2023
Building Systemic Resilience, Productivity and Well-Being: A Mental Wealth Perspective
Countries face dynamic, multidimensional and interconnected crises. The pandemic, climate change, rising…
Harris A. Eyre September 26, 2023