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South Asian Energy Demand Destruction Highlights Gulf Vulnerabilities

The world’s largest coronavirus lockdown in South Asia is placing unprecedented downward pressure on energy demand.

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After Hard Landing, Gulf Aviation Industry Braces for Slow Takeoff

Abrupt and potentially lasting changes to the Gulf’s air transport sector threaten existing business models over the short and medium terms.

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Gulf Security in a Multipolar World: Power Competition, Diversified Cooperation

The international relations of the Gulf Arab countries increasingly have been characterized by a diversification of partnerships, including in a field that has historically been deemed the preserve of the United States and European allies: arms trade, and defense and security cooperation.

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Year-on-Year Deficits Brewing in Gulf Economies

More spending, low growth, and recurring deficits are not a recipe for long-term economic sustainability, but this concoction may be a necessary pill for Gulf states to swallow as the hard work of economic reform sets in.

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Qatar Balances Fraught Regionalism Against Uncertain Globalization

In order to remain a relevant actor in the global economic order, Qatar has established a middle ground between the trends of regionalism and globalization through a strategic strengthening of bilateral partnerships.

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Petro Diplomacy: Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC

On October 18, 2018, the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington convened its fourth annual Petro Diplomacy conference, “Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC States.”

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Qatar Shuffles Back to the Future

Qatar’s recent Cabinet reshuffle and announcement it will withdraw from OPEC are decisions that are not likely to herald a strategic shift in the country’s direction, but they do demonstrate that Doha is, once again, pursuing its own regional interests.

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The Midterms Could Reshape U.S.-Gulf Arab Relations

The midterm elections may illustrate that Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have become too much of a partisan issue in U.S. politics.

Maximum Pressure: Are Trump’s Middle East Policies Starting to Yield Results?

AGSIW hosted Raghida Dergham, founder and executive chairman of the Beirut Institute, and Andrew Peek, deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, to analyze developments in U.S. Middle East policy.

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