How Remittances Impact the Economies of Mexican States and Municipalities
Research scholar José Iván Rodríguez-Sánchez examines the economic impact of remittances — the money sent home by migrants working abroad — and finds varying results at the state and municipal levels in Mexico. He also warns against relying too heavily on remittances to drive economic growth.
Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez November 28, 2022
Why Fixing Methane Leaks From the Oil and Gas Industry Can be a Climate Game-changer – One That Pays for Itself
What’s the cheapest, quickest way to reduce climate change without roiling the economy? In the United States, it may be by reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Jim Krane November 17, 2022
How China’s Water Challenges Could Lead to a Global Food and Supply Chain Crisis
Without urgent action, the impact of China’s water shortages will ripple across the globe and dramatically perturb global markets for food, energy and industrial goods, write fellow Gabriel Collins and co-author Gopal Reddy.
Gabriel Collins, Gopal Reddy November 14, 2022
Iran’s Protests 40 Days On
Protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini show no signs of abating. Fellow Kelsey Norman explores the origin of women’s discontent in Iran and offers an analysis of how the protests may ultimately play out.
Kelsey Norman October 27, 2022
Biden’s National Security (Sort of) Strategy
After a delay, the Joe Biden administration has issued its National Security Strategy (NSS), a summary of the administration’s foreign policy approach. Fellow Joe Barnes discusses the usefulness and implications of the NSS in this commentary.
Joe Barnes October 26, 2022
The 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
Why Putin is Doubling Down in Ukraine
Russia is losing the war in Ukraine, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, faced with this truth, has decided to double down on his efforts. Fellow Joe Barnes explains how Putin has boxed himself into a corner — and why this makes him so dangerous.
Joe Barnes October 11, 2022
Why the Islamic State in Afghanistan is Too Weak to Overthrow the Taliban
ISIS-K, a branch of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, has maintained a steady stream of violent attacks in the country over the last year. But the group may actually be organizationally weak, writes Zwan Visiting Fellow Fazal Muzhary.
Fazal Muzhary September 29, 2022
Rice Students Tackle Today’s Public Policy Challenges
From urban revitalization in Houston’s Third Ward to displacement due to climate change in East Africa, students are engaging with a broad range of policy topics at the Baker Institute this fall through internships and the Baker Institute Student Forum.
September 28, 2022