Reaping the Whirlwind: How China’s Coercive Annexation of Taiwan Could Trigger Nuclear Proliferation in Asia and Beyond
As China appears ever closer to attempting a coercive annexation of Taiwan, this report explores how such a move could trigger a chain of nuclear proliferation — potentially adding thousands more warheads to stockpiles globally.
Gabriel Collins, Andrew S. Erickson October 25, 2023
Saudi Plans to ‘De-risk’ Region Have Taken a Hit With Gaza Violence
Hama's Oct. 7 attack on Israel threatens to undermine a key pillar of Saudi Arabia’s foreign and domestic agenda: the “de-risking” of the region, writes fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen.
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen October 23, 2023
The Gaza War Reveals Signs of US Strategic Overreach
The deepening conflict in Gaza reveals the risk of being a global power. It’s time for us to substantially reduce U.S. commitments around the world — or dramatically increase the resources we commit to defending our far-flung interests, writes fellow Joe Barnes.
Joe Barnes October 17, 2023
A Closer Look at Conflict and Aid in Ukraine
As the war in Ukraine evolves, how have the political and strategic dimensions of the crisis changed? Baker Institute director David Satterfield and Former CIA senior executive Glenn Corn examine the political and strategic dimensions of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, including its roots, U.S. involvement and military aid.
David M. Satterfield, Glenn Corn October 17, 2023
The Arab Gulf Helps Fuel the Global Economy. What It Means for the Energy Transition
The Arab Gulf is protecting its own interests by pushing to keep fossil fuels in the mix. But more crucially, its agenda is in line with the world’s economic growth and development goals, writes Osamah Alsayegh.
Osamah Alsayegh October 12, 2023
The Arab Embargo 50 Years Ago Weaponized Oil to Inflict Economic Trauma — Sound Familiar?
Like the 1973 embargo, today’s crises have rendered the future of energy massively uncertain, write fellows Jim Krane and Mark Finley.
Jim Krane, Mark Finley October 11, 2023
Baker Institute Experts React: The Latest Israel-Hamas War
Baker Institute fellows and scholars are providing expert analysis as the latest Gaza war unfolds.
October 11, 2023
Silicon Hegemon: Could China Take Over Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry Without Invading?
Fellow Gabriel Collins and Andrew S. Erickson explore the possibility of China taking control of Taiwan’s world-leading chip industry without ever invading — and lay out a strategy to prevent such a conquest by Beijing.
Gabriel Collins, Andrew Erickson September 27, 2023
Ukraine Maintains Initiative Despite Disappointing Counteroffensive
Ukraine's counteroffensive may be disappointing to date, but Ukrainian forces maintain the initiative.
Joe Barnes September 15, 2023