The relationship between the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the United Arab Emirates is shaped by political, economic, and security factors, but intra-Kurdish divisions threaten to undermine this strategic partnership.
On October 11, AGSIW and Hunna Art will co-host a discussion exploring environment and art.
Book Talk – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: Foreign Policy and Strategic Alliances in an Uncertain World
On October 17, AGSIW will host a discussion on the foreign policies of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
A recently signed security- and economy-focused pact marks the latest development in the United States’ close, long-standing partnership with Bahrain.
AI, particularly large language models, could lay the foundation for a more technologically harmonized and effective educational framework in Bahrain.
As new studies emphasize the rising danger of heat exposure in Gulf states, young Bahraini curators Maryam Aljomairi and Latifa Alkhayat pose architectural solutions to air conditioning overuse and waste through the atmospheric exhibition “Sweating Assets.”
Through her multidisciplinary creative practice, Kuwaiti Ukrainian artist Amani AlThuwaini engages with themes of heritage and history, consumerism, childhood, and ritual.
On May 31, AGSIW hosted a discussion on Kuwait's upcoming parliamentary elections.
Amid an ongoing political standoff and governing malaise, some within Kuwait's elite have challenged the Al Sabah family-led government.
For Oman, the transition to cleaner energy sources is both an imperative and a practical economic path to a more sustainable future.
The Omani government deserves credit for sound economic policymaking and reform progress, but the longer-term outlook for the economy remains uncertain.
With Sultan Haitham’s planned trip to Tehran to mediate between Iran and the United States, the Omani leader appears to be following his predecessor’s path as a regional interlocutor.
Qatar’s naval expansion will give it new amphibious, air defense, and anti-ship capabilities, but the country will face challenges to fully man its naval platforms exclusively with Qataris, given the country’s small population.
An immensely wealthy, pivotal energy supplier seeks to consolidate its regional position and retool its leadership ambitions.
Despite subjecting the small Gulf state to criticism, over the long term, hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup enhances Qatar’s brand recognition and can help accelerate the country’s tourism agenda.
Anonymous Saudi-born and raised artist RexChouk has captured the attention of viewers worldwide with his humorous depictions of everyday life in the kingdom.
On October 5, AGSIW will host a discussion on Saudi women's economic engagement.
On September 14, AGSIW hosted a discussion on Saudi Arabia's recent diplomatic maneuvers.
Emirati leaders hope the UAE Space Agency can speed up the journey to carbon neutrality and position the country as a hub of climate technology and research.
Joining BRICS will epitomize the UAE’s pursuit of strategic autonomy and equidistant ties.
Through its Modern Heritage Initiative, Abu Dhabi has set itself apart from other urban centers in the UAE and region.
The regime’s failure to create an open and prosperous society for Iranians is leading Iran’s richest and brightest to reconsider their future in their country.
Iran may look to emulate Saudi Arabia in its efforts to reorient its foreign policy and establish a more balanced position in relations with the great powers of the East and West.
While a regional naval alliance remains distant, de-escalation has created an opening for maritime security cooperation.
Iraq’s new election law is likely to strengthen the representation of traditional political blocs and weaken smaller parties and independent candidates, however, it is unlikely to notably alter the ethnic and sectarian composition of Parliament.
A wary ruling from an international court of arbitration against Turkey complicates relations among Baghdad, Ankara, and Erbil.
On April 27, AGSIW hosted a discussion on a new poll conducted by Almustakilla, the Independent Institute of Administration and Civil Society Studies.
Saudi Arabia’s new, exit-focused strategy for Yemen implicitly weakens the country’s formal institutions and provides greater political leverage for the Houthis, imposing indirect costs that could undercut prospects for a broader U.N.-led Yemeni peace process.
Regardless of how or when the current conflict in Yemen ends, child soldiers are not simply going to disappear.
On August 24, AGSIW hosted a virtual roundtable with Steven Fagin, the United States ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.
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