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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
Methods of transportation for global business and trade
Baker Briefing: The Future of Fuels
In this episode of Baker Briefing, experts explore the future of fuels for passenger and freight mobility. The episode is part of an initiative by the Center for Energy Studies investigating the supply chain and cost implications of transitioning fuels across the transportation sector — the economy’s circulatory system.
Edward M. Emmett, Kenneth B. Medlock III May 13, 2024
Oil refinery at twilight
Global Energy: Qatar’s LNG Expansion
Qatar is significantly expanding its LNG export capacity, in a two-phase project that will cement this Gulf state as one of the top global LNG exporters for decades. At a recent meeting, the Baker Institute Middle East Energy Roundtable brought together experts, analysts, and industry leaders to explore how this expansion will impact gas markets and the global energy landscape
Christina Boufarah, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Ally Godsil, Jim Krane, Ana Martín Gil May 10, 2024
electric vehicle factory
How the US-China Trade War and the Inflation Reduction Act Could Shape Mexico’s Nearshoring Future
Amid U.S. efforts to strengthen supply chains and counterbalance China’s growing influence, Mexico is poised to benefit from “nearshoring,” writes scholar Adrian Duhalt. This brief explores how the Inflation Reduction Act and rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China could help Mexico secure its top trading position with the U.S. for years to come.
Adrian Duhalt April 23, 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