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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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Warsaw conference a step in the right direction

Now that the Middle East conference in Warsaw has ended, words such as “disaster,” “disappointment” and “inconsequential” seem to be popular as part of the post-mortem. But the conference was a necessary step forward in a messy geopolitical environment.

February 15, 2019

US-Russian relations and the G-20

As the G-20 meeting in Argentina looms next week, the US-Russian relationship is on a unique trajectory that features a meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

November 23, 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