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China-Gulf Ties: Tougher Acts to Follow Successful Show

Inconsistent policymaking, slowing growth figures, and a shrinking population may put to question China’s collective strength as an economic partner for the Gulf Arab states.

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IEA Projects Record Oil Demand in 2023, but Russia and China are Key

Oil market reports highlight uncertainties relating to the speed of the recovery in China and the impact of sanctions on Russian oil exports.

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Palestine Activism in the World Cup

Actions of fans at the World Cup have brought world attention to the issue of Palestine, a result both of activism in Qatar in the run-up to the tournament and a lack of popular enthusiasm in the region to normalizing relations with Israel.

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The 2022 World Cup is a Win for GCC Cooperation

For many of Qatar’s neighbors, the World Cup has been an economic boon, potentially paving the way for future cooperation.

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OPEC+ Stays Put as Russia Oil Price Cap and EU Embargo Come Into Force

The oil market is showing concerns over weakening oil demand, and new Western sanctions on Russia have introduced an added element of uncertainty in a market already reeling from the repercussions of the Ukraine crisis.

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COP 27 and Different Narratives for a Net-Zero World

Post-COP 27, Gulf countries have the opportunity to demonstrate a net-zero world is possible through leading by example and bringing together two competing visions of how to get there.

IMF Policy Paper Launch: Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries

On December 15, AGSIW co-hosted a discussion on a new IMF policy paper examining the key prospects and challenges facing the region as 2023 approaches.

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Rethinking the Currency Peg in the Gulf Arab States

With the fluctuations of oil and gas prices creating shocks to their economies, Gulf states may want to rethink the peg to the U.S. dollar.

Podcasting the Middle East: A Conversation With Kim Ghattas

On December 7, AGSIW hosted a conversation with Kim Ghattas, host of the new podcast "People Like Us."

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.

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