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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
March 19, 2020
U.S.-Iran Tensions and the Waiver Renewal for Iranian Gas Exports to Iraq
Future of Global Oil Markets Regional Energy Markets

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 Majed A. Al Suwailem
Saleh Al Muhanna Al Muhanna, Saleh
Rami Shabaneh Shabaneh, Rami
January 30, 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
October 27, 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
August 22, 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
December 31, 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
November 17, 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
October 25, 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
October 4, 2018