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U.S. Shale Goes Viral
International and domestic oil and gas markets and prices are under heavy pressure from COVID-19 impacts and the Russian-Saudi Arabia oil market battle. With, all eyes are on U.S. domestic producers, especially those occupying the shale patch, Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy and minerals, provides some important considerations for the U.S. oil and gas industry. Forbes Blog: http://bit.ly/2WqVEqt
Michelle Michot Foss March 19, 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic – The Knowns, the Unknowns and a Note of Cautious Optimism
In the second of a series of blogs on the coronovirus outbreak, the authors sound a note of cautious optimism: "We hope for a relatively optimistic outlook for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with the quick realization of all modifying interventions: earlier and broader testing, strict preventive hygienic and societal measures, a safe and effective vaccine, and effective therapies to treat the virus."  Read more at the Baker Institute Blog.
Hagop M. Kantarjian March 19, 2020
The USMCA: Carryover Provisions from NAFTA
Fellow David A. Gantz discusses several provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement that have been carried over to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) including regulations for government procurement, trade remedies, temporary entry for business visitors, and general exceptions or limitations on the application of the trade agreement. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/334z-tp66
David A. Gantz March 18, 2020
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Capstone Conference Report: Religious Authority in the Middle East; Implications for U.S. Policy
By Colton Cox On March 17, 2019, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a conference entitled “Religious Authority in the Middle East: Implications for U.S. Policy.” The conference, organized by the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East, was the culmination of a survey-based project of the Middle East and North African region funded by the Henry R. Luce Foundation and led by the Baker Institute’s A.Kadir Yildirim. This report highlights key findings and themes from the conference.
Colton Cox March 18, 2020
Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction
The COVID-19 outbreak has now reached pandemic proportions, threatening the health of millions worldwide and adversely affecting the international economy. Understanding the status of COVID-19, its potential impact in the U.S., and the needed preventive measures could save many lives.
Hagop M. Kantarjian March 12, 2020
Nuclear power benefits UAE
Nuclear power confers several benefits to the UAE, including always-on carbon-free electricity, freeing domestic oil and gas for export, leveraging waste heat for desalination and creating high-value employment, writes energy fellow Jim Krane. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: https://bit.ly/2PCKrPC
Jim Krane March 11, 2020