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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
Carbon+Nanotubes
Balancing Safety and Innovation: Shaping Responsible Carbon Nanotube Policy
Qualities like amazing tensile strength and electrical conductivity offer a huge range of uses for carbon nanotubes. In a new policy brief, fellow Rachel A. Meidl and her co-authors Dana Goerzen and Daniel A. Heller explain that to ensure carbon nanotubes’ role in a circular, sustainable economy, a coordinated system for classifying, testing, and identifying CNTs and a life cycle approach to risk assessments are needed to better understand impacts to facilitate consistent communication among researchers, industries, and policymakers.
Dana Goerzen, Daniel A. Heller, Rachel A. Meidl February 28, 2024
Shipping container
Baker Briefing: Growing Unrest in the Red Sea
Since October 2023, Houthi militants have deployed missile and drone attacks in the Red Sea — creating security concerns in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and causing major disruptions to supply chains. On this episode of Baker Briefing, experts assess the security threat in the Red Sea and the broader geopolitical ramifications of the Israel-Hamas war.
Jim Krane, David M. Satterfield, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar February 14, 2024