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Sunset over Beirut, Lebanon
Baker Briefing: The Future of Lebanon
Lebanon has faced years of political instability and a worsening economic crisis. Mark Daou, Member of Parliament in Lebanon, recently visited the Baker Institute to discuss the country’s ongoing political challenges. MP Daou discusses how the international community can respond and offers his perspective on a "new start" for Lebanon.
David M. Satterfield, Mark Daou April 14, 2023
National Guard Mexico
Reassessing the Impact of Mexico’s National Guard on Public Safety and US Relations
Nonresident scholar Richard Kilroy explores how Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s decision to move the Guardia Nacional — an institution created to protect public safety — under the control of Mexico’s military could have dire consequences for civil-military relations and U.S.-Mexico security relations.
Richard J. Kilroy, Jr. April 13, 2023
Electric car concept
Baker Briefing: Tesla, Taxes and Texas
As more and more Texans switch from gas- to battery-powered vehicles, state policymakers are grappling with the implications of broader electric vehicle ownership. From infrastructure investments, roadway maintenance, and levying a new tax for EV owners, this discussion breaks down the key issues surrounding EVs and consider legislation policymakers in Texas may consider this session. 
David M. Satterfield, John W. Diamond, Edward M. Emmett April 12, 2023
Hierarchical Biopolymer-based Materials and Composites
The mass production and disposal of non-degradable fossil-based plastics is responsible for alarming environmental and social issues when not managed responsibly. Towards manufacturing environmentally-friendly materials, biopolymers, that is, polymers synthesized by living organisms, emerge as promising sustainable alternatives as they combine attractive mechanical properties, compostability, and renewable sourcing.
Rachel A. Meidl April 11, 2023
Muslim women
The Intersection of Gender and Displacement in the Middle East and North Africa
Do women experience displacement differently from men? In a compilation of briefs from the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East, the contributing authors — who include scholars from Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Palestine, Tunisia, and Lebanon — explore the experiences of women migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of the Middle East and North Africa.
Kelsey Norman, Ana Martín Gil, Maysa Ayoub April 10, 2023
Offshore oil platform at sunrise/sunset
Baker Briefing: Drilling Down on the OPEC+ Oil Production Cuts
OPEC+, which is led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, announced this week that it is cutting oil output by 1.2 million barrels per day starting in May. This amounts to removing roughly 1% of oil from the global market. Our experts discuss the far-reaching consequences of this move for U.S. gas prices, American energy security, and U.S.-Saudi relations. 
David M. Satterfield, Mark Finley, Jim Krane, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen April 5, 2023