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Can the GCC survive the crisis?
Four months into the standoff initiated on June 5 by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen explores the implications of a continued, protracted rift among the member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in a piece for the Arab Center Washington, D.C. The prospect of a prolonged internal crisis leaves the GCC greatly weakened, he writes, and suggests U.S. officials should consider carefully how best they can assist in using their leverage in Gulf capitals to dial down the rhetoric, prevent informal escalation and contribute meaningfully to mediation efforts.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen September 12, 2017
The 2017 TX House, from left to right
Mark P. Jones, fellow in political science, analyzes the roll call votes of Texas House members during the 2017 regular legislative session and ranks them along a liberal-conservative ideological spectrum of most conservative to most liberal. Texas Tribune TribTalk: http://bit.ly/2rdAAR6.
Mark P. Jones June 9, 2017
The China-US-Russia Relationship
Developments in the realms of outer space and energy/environment now present an opportunity for three of the world’s great powers – China, Russia and the United States – to significantly increase international cooperation, but such improvements will not happen unless the countries rethink historical notions of competition and conflict among them, writes China Studies Program director Steven W. Lewis and intern Jackson Neagli in an analysis for China-U.S. Focus.
Steven W. Lewis March 28, 2017