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Solar power plant Maram
The Climate Change-Conflict-Displacement Nexus in the MENA Region
Climate change, conflict, and displacement in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region present overlapping challenges to policymakers. This new joint report from the Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East and United States Institute of Peace examines four key components — natural resources, urban fragility, gendered impacts, and international financing — and makes specific recommendations to address these complex issues.
Kelsey Norman, Ana Martín Gil, Robert Barron May 21, 2024
Kuwait Stock Exchange
Economic Ramifications of Energy Transition Investments in the Arab Gulf States
The energy transition process depends on investments in clean technologies to cut down carbon emissions in various sectors of the economy. In a new working paper, visiting research fellow Osamah Alsayegh focuses on Arab Gulf states as a case study and proposes policies to mitigate the potential negative impacts of the transition process on affected sectors.
Osamah Alsayegh April 9, 2024
Red+Sea
Houthi Red Sea Attacks Impose ‘Economic Sanctions’ on Israel’s Backers
Yemen’s Houthi have mounted a selective counter-shipping campaign in the Red Sea that has disrupted global trade between Asia and Europe. In a new issue brief, fellow Jim Krane describes how the attacks have triggered major shipping delays and expenses for firms based in countries friendly to Israel — effectively acting as economic sanctions and demonstrating the power of a non-state actor to undermine global norms around freedom of navigation.
Jim Krane March 1, 2024
A sign at a gas station during the gasoline shortage and energy crisis of the 1970s
Chaos in Energy Markets Then and Now: 50 Years After the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo — A Review
Fifty years after the 1973 oil embargo, Baker Institute Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East and Center for Energy Studies hosted a conference to examine lessons learned from the embargo and their renewed relevance for today’s energy crises. Featuring remarks from His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud, the conference also included expert panels with industry leaders, other former policymakers, and academics.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Mark Finley, Jim Krane, Ana Martín Gil, Karina Pan, Grace Yetter February 29, 2024