Regional Affairs

The Islamic Republic at 40: Succession and Direction after Khamenei

On February 7, join AGSIW for a discussion on the Iranian regime's internal and external challenges 40 years after the 1979 revolution.

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Mattis’ Resignation is Bad News for Gulf Arab Countries

Dealing with an unpredictable, exceptionally political, and nonstrategic administration in Washington poses serious problems for all U.S. allies, including those in the Gulf.

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Petro Diplomacy: Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC

On October 18, 2018, the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington convened its fourth annual Petro Diplomacy conference, “Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC States.”

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Oil Producers Hammer Out Compromise Deal in Vienna; Extent of Cuts Unclear

Looking to boost oil prices, OPEC and its non-OPEC allies have agreed to curtail oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day, but the volume of barrels taken off the market may prove to be much higher.

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OPEC and Allies Mull Oil Production Cut while Trump Presses to Keep Prices Low

Ahead of their December 6 meeting in Vienna, OPEC and its non-OPEC allies are considering whether and to what extent they need to curb production to balance an oversupplied market and lift oil prices. But Trump’s pressure to keep oil prices low will make their job that much harder.

Tackling Climate Change: Are the Gulf Arab States Doing Enough?

As the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was taking place in Poland, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining efforts by the Gulf Arab countries to tackle climate change, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation.

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GCC Interests in the Horn of Africa: Can the Gulf States Play a Uniting Role?

In this video, Elizabeth Dickinson, Michael Woldemariam, and Annette Weber discuss the uniting impact of the Gulf Arab states in the Horn of Africa region.

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GCC Interests in the Horn of Africa: Economic Interests and Security Strategies

In this video, Annette Weber, Michael Woldemariam, and Elizabeth Dickinson discuss economic interests and security strategies of the Gulf Arab states in the Horn of Africa region.

Gulf Strategic Interests Reshaping the Horn of Africa

As Gulf Arab states exert greater influence in the Horn of Africa, the region’s future is being reimagined.

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