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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
Podium speaker tribune with US flags and sign of White House
Striving for Maternal Health Equity: The Biden-Harris Blueprint
The U.S. faces worsening maternal health disparities and mortality rates due to lack of access and unaddressed systemic barriers to health. In an issue brief, fellow McClain Sampson and co-author Priscilla P. Kennedy summarize the Biden-Harris Maternal Health Blueprint to achieve maternal health equity through a comprehensive approach and also describe a model of care for Medicaid recipients that is aligned with the Blueprint.
June 3, 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
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An Urgent Call for Clear and Fair Law Enforcement Guidelines and Procedures for Research Security
Recent federal research security initiatives have put the U.S. at risk of losing its lead in science and technology, write senior fellow Neal F. Lane, Steven Pei, and Jeremy Wu. They lay out a path toward clear, fair policy that safeguards America’s security and competitiveness while fostering a welcoming research environment for foreign talent.
Neal F. Lane, Steven Pei, Jeremy Wu May 31, 2024
China trade relations
Beyond US Unilateralism: Rethinking the Response to China’s Trade Practices
While the U.S. has tried to appear assertive in taking action against China’s trade practices, this strategy has yielded limited results. In a new commentary, fellow Simon Lester summarizes current U.S. policies addressing China’s trade conduct and advocates for the U.S.’ revitalized engagement with the World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system.
Simon Lester May 29, 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