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Qatari Emir’s Visit Points to Deepening Cooperation With Washington, Despite Differences

The strengthening of U.S.-Qatar cooperation points to a Doha moment in Washington’s bilateral and regional relations, shaped by current crises.

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Turbulent Skies for Gulf F-35 Deals

The UAE and Qatar both want the F-35, but, for the United States, selling the powerful fighter jet is not a straightforward commercial transaction.

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Gulf Rupture With Lebanon Exacerbates Beirut’s Economic Woes

France has sought to calm recent tensions, but the increasing influence of Hezbollah and the shifting focus of Saudi and UAE economic policies elsewhere raises questions of where Lebanon will be able to turn for support.

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From the Year of Climate Ambition to Action in the Gulf

For Gulf countries, 2021 was the year of ambition and new climate targets, and 2022 will be the year of implementation.

Book Launch – Tribalism and Political Power in the Gulf: State-Building and National Identity in Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

On December 1, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining the roles that tribes play in popular participation in government and policymaking in the Gulf.

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Qatar’s Shura Council Elections: Incrementally Strengthening Local Politics

The new Shura Council is neither a democratic wand changing Qatar’s political culture nor a pointless exercise. Instead, it is a small evolutionary step in the state’s governance in a more democratic direction.

What to Expect From Qatar's First Legislative Elections

On September 30, AGSIW hosted a discussion ahead of Qatar's first legislative elections.

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Another Morocco-Algeria Rupture Jeopardizes Gulf Outreach, Regional Connectivity 

Gulf actors will be paying close attention to the dispute to make sure it does not transition to more direct conflict that could further jeopardize regional stability and strategic Europe-Mediterranean-Africa market linkages.

Electoral Law Sparks Debate Over Qatari Citizenship and Political Rights

While Qatar’s electoral rules may produce a more malleable legislative body, they pose the risk of upending the national unity forged over the course of Qatar’s dispute with its neighboring states.

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