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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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Just when the West thought it had eradicated polio …

The detection in England of poliovirus, cause of the disabling and life-threatening polio disease, is raising eyebrows and provoking questions about how, where, and why now after 40 years?

June 24, 2022

The risks of future demographic inequalities

Global demographic inequalities are continuing to become more of a challenge. With warfare and disease ever more prominent and with food security requirements now at a premium, it is key for policymakers and practitioners to understand what lies ahead.

May 19, 2022

Egypt’s water management efforts on the right course

Egypt’s water and climate change program is beginning in earnest. The country’s water projects are attracting attention for all the right reasons, as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is now operational and is creating an issue Cairo must address.

April 27, 2022

History keeps repeating but what have we learned?

We are in a cycle of historical oscillation marked by economic instability driven by a pathogen, reminiscent of the situation the world faced at the end of the First World War and the outbreak of the Spanish Flu pandemic.

April 10, 2022