Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East | Center for Energy Studies | Political Economy of the Arab Gulf | Research PaperThe OPEC+ Phenomenon of Saudi-Russian Cooperation and Implications for US-Saudi Relations
How durable is the Saudi-Russian relationship, and what are its implications for the longstanding energy-for-security arrangement between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.?
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Mark Finley, Jim Krane October 18, 2022
Red Light, Green Deal, Yellow Light: Biden’s Energy Roadmap
Political, market and geopolitical headwinds have slowed down Biden’s ambitious climate plans, write energy experts Anna Mikulska and Michael Maher. In this brief, they explore why progress on decarbonization is likely to be more gradual than initially envisioned.
Anna Mikulska, Michael D. Maher October 5, 2022
Carbon Border Adjustments: The Need to Analyze ALL Carbon Trade
As the European Union develops a carbon border tax and the United States considers its own, this report argues for the need to track cross-border carbon trade comprehensively — including trade in fossil fuels.
Mark Finley, Joon Ha Kim September 7, 2022
Check It: How Drug Testing Programs Can Reduce Overdose Deaths
There have been promising developments in recent years in the fight to reduce overdose deaths. But barriers to drug checking and other overdose prevention tools remain throughout the country, writes fellow Katharine Neill Harris.
Katharine Neill Harris September 2, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Corporate Minimum Tax Faces Major Issues
President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law last week, initiating sweeping changes to tax, climate…
Joyce Beebe August 24, 2022
The Divergent Goals of U.S. and Mexican Energy Policies: Scenarios Before the New Energy Shock
The energy policies of the United States and Mexico are at a crossroads, writes nonresident scholar Isidro Morales. In this report, he explains that the future direction of energy in both nations depends on how global energy markets adjust to the latest shock to the system — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Isidro Morales July 25, 2022
Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East | Conflict Resolution and U.S. Foreign Policy | Policy BriefKey Challenges for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
A report from center experts on the evolution of Islamist politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, security in the Persian Gulf and displacement in the Middle East.
Kelsey Norman, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, A.Kadir Yildirim July 7, 2022
Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East | Conflict Resolution and U.S. Foreign Policy | ReportThe Israeli-Palestinian Case: Current Prospects and Continued Importance of the Two-State Solution
This report explores the current situation in Palestinian-Israeli dynamics and concludes that the only real solution is a return to the two-state paradigm. Peace and security — for both Israelis and Palestinians — will come through mutual recognition of statehood and clearly defined and respected international borders, the author writes.
Samih Al-Abid July 1, 2022
Accelerating Small Business with Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology is giving rise to a new global system that offers great promise for entrepreneurs and small businesses — but its potential will be stymied if government regulation hinders rather than embraces the transparency and democratization the technology offers, writes the author in this working paper.
Alexander Hernández Romanowski June 8, 2022