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China’s Gulf Partnerships Likely to Weather Current Global Crises

The complementary nature of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Gulf “vision” development programs has established another pillar of China-Gulf cooperation.

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Mental Health in the Gulf: Reforms and Challenges

While youth-led awareness campaigns and public health education are shifting the landscape of mental health care in the Gulf, sociocultural challenges persist.

Toward a Green Recovery in the Gulf States

On July 23, AGSIW will host a virtual panel discussion examining climate-related challenges to Gulf economic revival plans amid the pandemic.

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The Formative Moments That Shaped the Gulf Arab Militaries

The evolution of the Gulf Arab armies is best understood by highlighting some of their key formative moments and sociocultural foundations.

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Hidden Hands or Inspiring Example? Gulf Perspectives on the “American Spring”

Media outlets in the Gulf Arab states have offered considerable coverage and commentary about the ongoing protests against police violence and systemic racism in the United States.

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China Strengthens its Presence in Gulf Renewable Energy

The global economic slowdown presents Chinese entities with a cost-effective opportunity to expand investments in strategic sectors across the Gulf region.

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Arms Flows To and From Gulf Face Growing Scrutiny

Arms flows to and from the Gulf states could be challenged by new economic stress in exporting and client states, reassessment of the most pressing threats, and increased congressional scrutiny in the United States.

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Gulf Rivalries and Great Power Competition in Libya

With recent transformations in the Libyan civil war, Russia’s expanding presence in North Africa, and congressional pressures, the United States may not be on the sidelines of this conflict for much longer.

The Quds Force After Suleimani

Under its new leadership, the Quds Force is no longer a popular mobilization force but commands a multinational Shia army and remains the dominant force within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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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.

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