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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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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

Unfortunately America’s schools do need better protection

Last month, after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, US President Donald Trump said he wanted to train and equip educators with arms, upsetting the teaching profession and igniting more debate over what to do about America’s school shooting epidemic.

March 04, 2018

Saudi entertainment chiefs unleash the Kingdom’s creativity

The announcement by Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) that an Opera House is to open in Jeddah is another example of the Kingdom’s robust path toward attracting various art forms and entertainment from around the world.

February 23, 2018

Florida killings underline need for quick solution

The killing of 17 people with an AR-15 semiautomatic weapon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida is the latest illustration of the divisive issue of gun control in the US.

February 16, 2018

Sports diplomacy fails to mask Kim’s contempt

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is using the Winter Olympic Games to his full advantage by halting the country’s confrontation with the United States. Whether it is just a temporary lull or a hopeful step toward a permanent standing down of hostilities is the question of the day.

February 08, 2018