Regional Affairs

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Qatar’s Regional Relations and Foreign Policy After Al Ula

The agreement ending the rift with Qatar seems to have helped mitigate some regional tensions, but will the spirit of cooperation continue?

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Israel-UAE Normalization: Poised for Economic Breakout

Given the complementarity of long-term economic interests between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and the ties already taking root, relations will likely continue to growth.

Developments in Qatar and Kuwait

On April 6, AGSIW hosted a dial-in briefing on recent developments in Qatar and Kuwait.

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Latifa Al Khalifa: A Local Curator Showcases Gulf Societies

From collecting wedding photos and exploring the evolution of khaleeji music to using humor to write about how people behave during the holy month of Ramadan, a Bahraini curator brings to light intriguing stories about Gulf societies.

The Future of Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in the Middle East and North Africa

On Wednesday May 19, AGSIW will host a discussion on the transition to alternative energy sources in the Middle East and North Africa.

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All the Kings’ Sons

Recent leadership transitions in the Gulf monarchies are crystallizing a trend toward direct lineage and away from fraternal succession, consolidating decision making and centralizing state power.

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Slender Beijing-Tehran Agreement: More is Less, Despite Hype

China is not going to jeopardize relations with the United States or the Gulf Arab states for stronger ties with an Iran of marginal economic and political value.

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The United Arab Emirates and a South Asian Peace Process

Geopolitical developments and mounting domestic challenges for India and Pakistan coalesced to create the right timing for the UAE’s efforts to broker a peace agreement.

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South Korea-Gulf Collaboration: Special, Smart, and Strategic

South Korea has transformed from a source of manpower to the Gulf Arab states into an exporter of advanced technology and services at a time of rapid change in the Gulf region.

Russia’s Expanding Cooperation with Gulf Arab Countries on Syria

Russia hopes that engaging Gulf Arab countries could encourage their investments in Syria’s reconstruction process and facilitate Syria’s return to the Arab League.

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