• Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfClimate and Environment

    Bracing for the Sandstorm: The Gulf Energy Transition Imperative

    Jun 6, 2024Karim Elgendy

    Before the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

  • Fresh Take
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfClimate and Environment

    Climate Change in the MENA Region: Rising Risks of Drought and Flooding

    Jun 3, 2024

    Karim Elgendy discusses the extreme climate events that Gulf countries have been experiencing recently.

  • External Readings
    Palestine/IsraelClimate and Environment

    Interwoven struggles: The green paradox meets the Palestine paradox

    Oct 5, 2023Marwan Bishara

    The struggles for Palestinian liberation and climate justice have become intertwined, literally and figuratively, in philosophy as well as tangible consequence…

  • Podcast
    MoroccoClimate and Environment

    Tragedy and Resilience in Morocco

    Sep 19, 2023

    Aida Alami and Yousef Munayyer discuss the devastation in Morocco and the status of the rescue and recovery efforts. Alami is a Moroccan reporter who has been …

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantClimate and Environment

    Water Politics in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin

    May 30, 2023Achref Chibani

    While energy security and the control of oil have long been determining factors for geopolitical conflict in the Middle East, the region’s geopolitics have als…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfClimate and Environment

    The Costs and Benefits of Water Desalination in the Gulf

    Apr 12, 2023Achref Chibani

    Desalination has been identified as one technology that could help solve Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries’ water scarcity problem. Desalination is a co…

  • Policy Analysis
    North AfricaClimate and Environment

    Green Power Politics in North African Countries: Continuity or Change?

    Mar 1, 2023Achref Chibani

    In 2023, environmental and climate issues will again be at the top of the policy agenda in the Middle East and North Africa. The upcoming COP28 climate confere…

  • Viewpoint
    SyriaJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Aid to Syrian and Turkish Earthquake Victims Must Arrive Unobstructed

    Feb 10, 2023Imad K. Harb David Kanbergs

    Many cities and neighborhoods in Turkey and Syria have either been destroyed or damaged to the point of making them uninhabitable. Rescue efforts in both count…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptClimate and Environment

    COP27 in Egypt: Progress or Stalemate on Climate Justice?

    Dec 7, 2022Yara M. Asi

    Sharm el-Sheikh, which just half a century ago was a remote Bedouin fishing village, is now one of Egypt’s premier tourist destinations for visitors from aroun…

  • Policy Analysis
    North AfricaClimate and Environment

    Confronting Water Scarcity in North Africa

    Aug 31, 2022Achref Chibani

    North African communities have a long history of water management and governance. From millennia-old underground water channels and other methods of water stor…

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfClimate and Environment

    Sand and Dust Storms in the MENA Region: A Problem Awaiting Mitigation

    Jul 29, 2022Achref Chibani

    The cities of the Arabian Gulf are presented as the epitome of the hypermodern urban environment. Skyscrapers made of concrete, steel, and glass shimmer in the…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptEnergy and Economics

    Will Egypt Live with GERD as a Bitter Reality?

    Aug 19, 2021Khalil Al-Anani

    On July 19, Ethiopia announced that it had completed the second filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This unilateral step had been rejected b…