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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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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

Military conflicts wage war on the environment as well as people

In warfare, “scorched earth” can have a number of meanings. In the larger scope of military operations, there is particular concern about the effect conflict can have on the environment and the spaces people live in, which can suffer severe damage as a result.

March 06, 2022

Kim’s new era of North Korean military threat

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is attempting to push his country forward on several fronts, creating a new era for himself and his country. The launch of multiple advanced missiles this year is cause for concern, along with Kim’s break from the legacy of his father and grandfather.

February 24, 2022