Blog Post

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

Can Green Transition Help EU Build Better Relations With the Gulf?

As the EU tries to overcome its strategic confusion, the transition to a greener economy could provide opportunities for EU-GCC relations.

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

Saudi Arabia’s Ever More Ambitious Investment Strategy

There is still time for Saudi Arabia to accomplish many of Vision 2030’s foreign investment objectives, but the window of opportunity is closing quickly.

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

Toward a Portfolio-Based Gulf Economy?

Oil continues to be crucial to Gulf states, but sovereign wealth funds may be able to close the gap left by an eventual end to fossil fuel resources, if a fiduciary-focused fund management culture can be instilled.

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

Dancing on the Precipice: Kurdish General in Syria Weighs Turkish Threats, Gulf Outreach to Assad

General Mazloum Abdi expressed hope that the United States will use its presence in the ongoing fight against ISIL as leverage to push for a political solution for Syria.

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

The Optics of Women in the Workforce

There is a recent culture of promoting women’s workforce participation in the Middle East and North Africa, but looking solely at the data misses some of the broader discussion on women’s empowerment.

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

More Arms, Less Influence? Europe-Gulf Relations Amid Regional Militarization

As the Gulf Arab states have asserted themselves as active shapers of regional security, their military experience, supplier diversification efforts, and domestic industry developments – in tandem with their traditional financial clout – have gained them greater leverage over European security partners.

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

UAE and Saudi Arabia Cut Renewables Deals to Improve Iraq Relations

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are making a serious effort to collaborate with Iraq, but these energy projects still have a long way to go to reach fruition.

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

Under the Volcano: Geothermal is Key to Saudi Arabia’s Energy Future

Saudi Arabia’s commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2060 and the new Saudi Green Initiative will drive more investments toward renewables and increasingly greater incorporation of geothermal energy.

Zayed University Adopts Experimental Approach, Prompting Skepticism and Support

Students, faculty, and community members are apprehensive about a new interdisciplinary approach pitched by a collaboration between the UAE’s Zayed University and U.S. educational technology developer Minerva.

Learn More

Support Us

Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

Learn More