Publications

Publications content-type in which the post is published

Event Report – Petro Diplomacy: The Energy Transition and the Road to COP28

AGSIW's ninth annual Petro Diplomacy conference examined how the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are managing the energy transition and expectations for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, in Dubai beginning in November.

Publications content-type in which the post is published

The Energy Transition and the Road to COP28

The UAE will need to find common ground to make COP28 a success because time and the Middle East’s remaining carbon budget are running out.

Publications content-type in which the post is published

Sadr's Inevitable Comeback: How Will He Reenter the Political Game?

For the first time since 2005, Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has no clear political role and no formal road map to get back into politics until elections are held again in 2025. So where does this leave him and the Sadrist movement?

Publications content-type in which the post is published

Event Report – UAE Security Forum 2022: Expanding Regional Partnerships for Security and Prosperity

This report is based on the presentations and discussions during the UAE Security Forum 2022, “Expanding Regional Partnerships for Security and Prosperity,” held on November 17, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Publications content-type in which the post is published

Is Oman the “Switzerland of the Middle East”?

The concept of neutrality is often stretched, but using the term to describe Oman’s foreign policy risks losing track of Oman’s peculiarities, interests, and objectives.

Publications content-type in which the post is published

From the Mountains, Into the Palace: The Houthis Won the War but Might Lose What Comes Next

The Houthis will be more vulnerable after the full withdrawal of Saudi and Emirati forces than they have been at any time during the war.

Publications content-type in which the post is published

Event Report – Petro Diplomacy: Gulf Countries on the Front Line of Energy Security

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington's eighth annual Petro Diplomacy conference examined the upheaval in the oil and gas markets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the role of Gulf Arab oil producing states in meeting the sudden demand surge.

Publications content-type in which the post is published

Gulf Countries on the Front Line of Energy Security

The conflict in Ukraine has brought about a change in the psychology and geography of the oil and gas markets, and the ramifications will be felt across the energy complex for years.

Publications content-type in which the post is published

Kurdistan’s Gas Exports: Reality or Mirage?

There are a host of serious internal political conflicts as well as legal, financial, and geopolitical hurdles to increasing Kurdish gas exports, prompting questions regarding whether such aspirations are realistic.

Privatizing the Gulf Utility Sector

Gulf governments are looking to privatize their energy-intensive utility sectors, aiming to make public utilities more environmentally and financially sustainable.

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