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Saudi Arabia: Open for Business? A few changes the Kingdom could make to improve economic growth and attract investment

Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars investing in big, fancy projects in an attempt to diversify its economy and create more sustainable growth for future generations. The Red Sea Project, King Abdullah Economic City, “Knowledge City”, and King Abdullah Financial District are among those developments. Some of these projects, while bold and creative, are…

Fissile Materials Must Be Controlled

On September 14, 2017, the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) hosted a panel with Japanese officials regarding the 47 metric tons of plutonium the Japanese government has stockpiled in the country. One of the panelists, a former US nuclear weapons designer, explained how, contrary to claims by the Japanese nuclear industry, this “civilian” plutonium (Pu-240)…

Deterrence Can Protect Our Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattack

A sophisticated computer virus swept through Ukraine in June, wreaking havoc on systems serving the private sector and shutting down critical civil infrastructure – locking several government ministries out of their files, forcing the closure of a metro system and an airport, affecting banks and ATMs, and blacking-out power stations – before spreading across the…

Why are European Countries Investing in Iran?

Post-sanctions, Iran may prove to be an emerging market for European Investors. On July 3, France’s biggest oil and gas company, Total, signed a multibillion-dollar deal to expand the development of Iran’s South Pars gas field, one of the largest in the world. This agreement is the first major oil and gas deal between a…

No One in the Wings: The Missing Successor to U.S. Leadership

In the wake of the G20 summit in Hamburg, the United States has continued to step back from its global leadership role of the past 70 years. The Trump administration’s America First policy has raised serious doubts as to the future of a liberal international order that depends on U.S. power. Unlike past predictions, today’s…

The Mental Health Crisis in Syria: A Major Gap in Humanitarian Medical Response

The civil war in Syria has led to a significant increase in the number of Syrians battling mental disorders. These include anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), and developmental problems. Humanitarian medical providers in Syria have had to scale up mental health care on an ad-hoc basis to cope with the large number of…

Saudi Arabia: Open for Business? A few changes the Kingdom could make to improve economic growth and attract investment

Saudi Arabia has spent billions of dollars investing in big, fancy projects in an attempt to diversify its economy and create more sustainable growth for future generations. The Red Sea Project, King Abdullah Economic City, “Knowledge City”, and King Abdullah Financial District are among those developments. Some of these projects, while bold and creative, are…

Fissile Materials Must Be Controlled

On September 14, 2017, the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) hosted a panel with Japanese officials regarding the 47 metric tons of plutonium the Japanese government has stockpiled in the country. One of the panelists, a former US nuclear weapons designer, explained how, contrary to claims by the Japanese nuclear industry, this “civilian” plutonium (Pu-240)…

Deterrence Can Protect Our Critical Infrastructure from Cyberattack

A sophisticated computer virus swept through Ukraine in June, wreaking havoc on systems serving the private sector and shutting down critical civil infrastructure – locking several government ministries out of their files, forcing the closure of a metro system and an airport, affecting banks and ATMs, and blacking-out power stations – before spreading across the…

Why are European Countries Investing in Iran?

Post-sanctions, Iran may prove to be an emerging market for European Investors. On July 3, France’s biggest oil and gas company, Total, signed a multibillion-dollar deal to expand the development of Iran’s South Pars gas field, one of the largest in the world. This agreement is the first major oil and gas deal between a…

No One in the Wings: The Missing Successor to U.S. Leadership

In the wake of the G20 summit in Hamburg, the United States has continued to step back from its global leadership role of the past 70 years. The Trump administration’s America First policy has raised serious doubts as to the future of a liberal international order that depends on U.S. power. Unlike past predictions, today’s…

The Mental Health Crisis in Syria: A Major Gap in Humanitarian Medical Response

The civil war in Syria has led to a significant increase in the number of Syrians battling mental disorders. These include anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), and developmental problems. Humanitarian medical providers in Syria have had to scale up mental health care on an ad-hoc basis to cope with the large number of…