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      The Relentless Politics of Climate Change: The Paris Agreement
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      The Relentless Politics of Climate Change: The Paris Agreement

      Saleh Al Muhanna, AlJawhara Al Quayid, Nourah Al Hosain

      The Paris Agreement entered into force in November 2016 and, to date, 187 parties have ratified it (UFCCC). The Agreement’s goal is to limit the increase in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius (°C) above] pre-industrial levels. The Agreement established…

      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
      19th March 2020
      U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq

      U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq

      Majed A. Al Suwailem, Saleh Al Muhanna, Rami Shabaneh

      Following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad on January 3, as a result of a United States (U.S.) airstrike, the Iraqi Parliament passed a resolution stating that it “must work to end the presence of any foreign…

      Majed A. Al Suwailem Al Suwailem, Majed A.
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
      30th January 2020
      Can Japanese Nuclear Power Be Restarted Sooner? A Simulation of Alternative Scenarios
      Models, Data and Tools

      Can Japanese Nuclear Power Be Restarted Sooner? A Simulation of Alternative Scenarios

      Saleh Al Muhanna, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Brian Efird, Faisal Al-Ghamdi

      This study assesses whether there are politically plausible paths to more quickly gain support for restarting Japanese nuclear power plants and considers alternative scenarios. It builds on the 2018 KAPSARC discussion paper, “The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power,”…

      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Faisal Al-Ghamdi Al-Ghamdi, Faisal
      27th October 2019
      The Political Feasibility of Enhancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets in the European Union’s Mid-Century Strategy
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      The Political Feasibility of Enhancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets in the European Union’s Mid-Century Strategy

      AlJawhara Al Quayid, Saleh Al Muhanna, Paul Mollet

      Article 4.19 of the 2015 Paris Agreement calls on signatories to formulate and communicate “long-term low greenhouse gas development strategies,” widely known as the mid-century strategy (MCS). Any enhancement of the European Union’s (EU’s) targets in its MCS depends on…

      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      22nd August 2019
      The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants
      Models, Data and Tools Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Policymaking Process to Restart Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

      Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Shahad Turkistani, Faisal Al-Ghamdi

      The Japanese government’s decision to continue restarting nuclear power is shaped by a combination of domestic political concerns, energy security challenges, and its ability to meet climate change commitments and targets. Nuclear power plants have started to come back online,…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Shahad Turkistani Turkistani, Shahad
      Faisal Al-Ghamdi Al-Ghamdi, Faisal
      31st December 2018
      OPEC Oil Production Data: The Role of Secondary Sources
      Future of Global Oil Markets

      OPEC Oil Production Data: The Role of Secondary Sources

      Paul Mollet, Saleh Al Muhanna

      OPEC oil production data is a key to understanding not just global energy balances but also the international oil market. Historically, most OPEC oil production figures are opaque as governments either consider them to be confidential and do not publish…

      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      17th November 2018
      The Politics of European Union Climate Governance
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      The Politics of European Union Climate Governance

      Paul Mollet, Saleh Al Muhanna, AlJawhara Al Quayid

      The European Union (EU) is facing a critical period as the European Commission draws up a 2050 climate strategy roadmap that is likely to form the basis for the EU’s next nationally determined contribution to the COP21 Paris Agreement. Until recently, the UK was the…

      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      AlJawhara Al Quayid Al Quayid, AlJawhara
      25th October 2018
      Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market
      Regional Energy Markets

      Assessment of the Political Feasibility of Developing a GCC Power Market

      Paul Mollet, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Brian Efird, Saleh Al Muhanna, Omar Al-Ubayli

      Countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, commonly known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), established a regional power grid to support member countries’ high voltage networks in 2001 but, to date, the system has remained underutilized.…

      Paul Mollet Mollet, Paul
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
      Omar Al-Ubayli Al-Ubayli, Omar
      4th October 2018