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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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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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