China has established itself as an essential partner in Gulf states’ energy transition, serving as an investor and developer in renewable energy projects. Western governments, however, have been reluctant to compete with Chinese enterprises in the region.
Brief by Faris Al-Sulayman and Jon B. Alterman — December 11, 2023
Books and Reports
Environmental issues hold unique promise for fostering negotiation and cooperation in the Gulf. A new CSIS brief explores the potential of environmental diplomacy to bring broader geopolitical benefits.
Brief by Will Todman, Lubna Yousef, and Mennah Abdelwahab — July 11, 2023
Powering Recovery: Reform, Reconstruction, and Renewables in Conflict-Affected States in the Arab World
Report by Will Todman, Jon B. Alterman, and Lubna Yousef — March 3, 2023
Report by Natasha Hall — February 14, 2022
Middle East Notes and Comment
Jon B. Alterman explains how China's response to Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping reveal the ultimate foreign policy goal of undermining the United States.
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — February 15, 2024
Mezze: Assorted Stories from the Middle East
AI is playing an increasing role among Muslim institutions in the MENA region. This trend, however, has left many uneasy. In this mezze, Marty Pimentel discusses the future role of AI in religious institutions throughout the region.
Newsletter by Martin Pimentel — October 24, 2023