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U.S-Iranian Tensions: The Gulf Arab States

Kristin Smith Diwan and Hussein Ibish discuss the role for the Gulf Arab states in de-escalating tensions between Iran and the United States

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: The Iranian Regime

Ali Alfoneh discusses the Islamic Republic's strategic options following the killing of Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Europe and Beyond

Emma Soubrier discusses the potential for European powers, as well as Russia and China, to build a multilateral negotiation process with Iran.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Iraq

Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman discusses internal Iraqi dynamics amid tensions between the United States and Iran.

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U.S.-Iranian Tensions: Gulf Economic Implications

Robert Mogielnicki assesses the potential economic implications of tensions between the United States and Iran across the Gulf.

2020 Vision: AGSIW Assesses Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf

On January 8, AGSIW hosted a conversation considering the trends likely to shape the Gulf region in 2020.

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Protracted Negotiations Yield Solution to Saudi-Kuwaiti Neutral Zone Dispute

The end of the dispute will add little or no oil output immediately, but it does restore some spare capacity, and resolves one of the breaches in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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The Kuala Lumpur Summit Galvanizes Stronger OIC, Gulf Stand on Muslim Causes

The contest among Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, and Malaysia over the symbolic leadership of the Muslim world places a heavier burden on these states to appear as champions of Muslim causes.

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A Khaleeji Majlis in the United States

With the Cultural Majlis, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi aims to bring together the Middle East and North Africa community within U.S. campuses and establish an inclusive dialogue connecting people, ideas, and cultures.

U.S.-Iranian Tensions Offer Stress Test for Gulf Arab Economies

Despite a subdued response by global and Gulf markets, the state of U.S.-Iranian relations poses long-term risks to Gulf Arab economies.

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