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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Somalia’s security and the future of East Africa

Somalia’s greater incorporation into East Africa is a major undertaking by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud whose election in May 2022 was notable for a policy program that views integration as the key to security in the Horn of Africa.

July 30, 2022

Time running out to curb gun violence

This year looks set to be a record year for mass shootings in the US, a distinction that no country would ever desire. As the country prepares for midterm elections in November, it faces an epidemic of such attacks at a time of major divisions in the country.

July 08, 2022

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