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Washington Tips the Balance
In November 2016, Russia and Saudi Arabia, once ardent Cold War adversaries, joined forces to push through a historic cut in crude oil production. The agreement overcame stark geopolitical divisions among the signing partners, which included 24 OPEC and non-OPEC countries. Will the deal hold? That largely depends on the policies of the Trump White House, writes energy fellow Jim Krane in Oil Magazine.
Jim Krane March 24, 2017
'Sermon Safeguard' Bill: A Symbol
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has prioritized a Texas Senate bill that shields religious sermons from government subpoena power. Nonresident scholar David R. Brockman writes that this bill is less about protecting religious speech and more about appealing symbolically to the religious right.
David R. Brockman February 20, 2017
Can Saudi Arabia Bridge Its Generation Gap?
Three consecutive years of low oil prices and the recent accession of his father to Saudi Arabia's throne have contributed to the rapid rise to power of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, culminating in the launch of the prince's plan "Saudi Vision 2030." Fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen examines bin Salman's dynamic leadership in the context of Saudi history and tradition and analyzes the ways in which it represents a striking departure from the norms of Saudi politics.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen February 17, 2017
When Very Public Christians Go Astray
In November 2014, a slate of outspokenly Christian Republicans took office in Texas and swiftly began using their newfound power to promote what they’ve called “biblical values.” But these officials have since been accused of crimes like fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds, and simply lying to the public to advance their causes, nonresident scholar David R. Brockman writes in the Texas Observer
David R. Brockman August 17, 2016