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Dr. Theodore Karasik

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a senior adviser to Gulf State Analytics in Washington, D.C. He is a former RAND Corporation Senior Political Scientist who lived in the UAE for 10 years, focusing on security issues.
Twitter: @tkarasik

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Gulf states seek major role in African resources market

Arab interests in key parts of Africa are growing as part of a geopolitical struggle over the future of strategic minerals and natural gas. This race for resources impacts future extraction and supply chains.

April 29, 2018

For regime’s henchmen, poison bombs are a family business

Naturally, Syria’s possession of chemical weapons is at the core of Saturday’s missile strikes. Syrian President Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons program continued to operate with impunity until Saturday. 

April 15, 2018

Cuba a key player in global campaign against Iran

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir this week visited Cuba for two days. His visit should not come as a surprise, as Riyadh’s policy toward Havana and the wider Caribbean Basin has followed a new line of thinking.

April 06, 2018

A robot is coming for your job

Is it true that children born today will have no employment in the future?  That depends on how you look at this question.  Eighty percent of current jobs 

March 21, 2018

Trump rolls the dice on North Korea

Building on the sustained goodwill between the two Koreas in the wake of the Pyeongchang Olympics, South Korean officials reached an agreement with their counterparts in the North to invite US President Donald Trump to a face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un.

March 13, 2018