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Bernard Haykel

Bernard Haykel

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Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia at Princeton University, is co-editor (with Thomas Hegghammer and Stéphane Lacroix) of Saudi Arabia in Transition.

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  1. Why the Saudis Won't Pump More Oil
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    Why the Saudis Won't Pump More Oil

    Mar 16, 2022 Bernard Haykel examines the political, strategic, and economic factors determining the Kingdom's production decisions.

  2. An Interview with Bernard Haykel
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    An Interview with Bernard Haykel

    Jul 13, 2021 Bernard Haykel considers the implications of Ebrahim Raisi’s election as Iran’s president, proposes a plan for ending the war in Yemen, and assesses Joe Biden’s Saudi Arabia strategy.

  3. Biden’s US-Saudi Recalibration
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    Biden’s US-Saudi Recalibration

    Mar 18, 2021 Bernard Haykel welcomes the president’s recognition of mutual strategic interests in the bilateral relationship.

  4. Saudi Arabia’s Radical New Oil Strategy
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    Saudi Arabia’s Radical New Oil Strategy

    Mar 23, 2020 Bernard Haykel explains why the Kingdom has abandoned its longstanding role as the energy market's “central bank.”

  5. What’s at Stake in Libya?
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    What’s at Stake in Libya?

    Feb 21, 2020 Bernard Haykel regards the country's civil war as a crucial theater for broader ideological and geopolitical struggles.

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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell

    Exactly one year ago, it was still unclear whether Europeans would be able to come together to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. But, following the latest announcements of stepped-up military aid, there can no longer be any doubt about Europe's willingness to furnish what Ukraine needs to win.

    explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.

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