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Toward Smart Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region
Rapid urbanization and expansion of cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has created new opportunities — along with environmental risks, lack of financial and natural resources, and social disparity. In a new issue brief, visiting research scholar Osamah Alsayegh explores how developing smart sustainable cities can bring social and economic benefits to the growing urban population.
Osamah Alsayegh June 6, 2024
Marijuana medical oil.
Texas Hemp Is Booming: Protect Consumers via Regulation
From 2020 to 2023, sales of hemp-derived cannabinoids increased by 1,283%, reaching a value of $2.78 billion last year. Although the Texas hemp industry is booming, lack of regulation poses risks to public health. A new brief from the Drug Policy Program makes specific recommendations for strengthening and enforcing current laws — ensuring consumer safety while also providing economic benefits for the state.
Drug Policy Program May 31, 2024
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
US-Mexico border
Troubled Waters: Recent Challenges to the 1970 US-Mexico Boundary Treaty
In June 2023, the international boundary treaty governing the U.S.-Mexico border came under attack from Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lonestar. In a new research paper, nonresident scholars Stephen Mumme and Regina M. Buono outline the treaty’s history and examine key issues — advising on merits of recent challenges and long-term implications for the binational relationship between the United States and Mexico.
Stephen Mumme, Regina M. Buono February 8, 2024
Palestinian conflict
Funding for Refugees Has Long Been Politicized − Punitive Action Against UNRWA and Palestinians Fits That Pattern
At least a dozen countries, including the U.S., have suspended funding to the United Nations agency that delivers aid to Palestinian refugees. The cuts fit a long-time pattern of the politicization of refugee aid, write Nicholas R. Micinski and Kelsey Norman.
Nicholas R. Micinski, Kelsey Norman February 1, 2024