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Macron Diplomacy: A Jovian Prince in the Gulf

The French president has a number of qualities that appeal to many Gulf leaders, which may help explain his recent success in bringing France, and Europe, to the forefront of different diplomatic initiatives in the region.

The Seas as the Next Frontier: Is Maritime Security in the Gulf a Flashpoint or Starting Point?

On December 4, AGSIW hosts a panel discussion on the issue of maritime security in the Gulf.

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Petro Diplomacy: Challenges to the Energy Transition in the Gulf Countries

On October 2, AGSIW held its fifth annual Petro Diplomacy conference, exploring what measures the oil-producing states are adopting to manage the global transition to renewables and alternative energy sources and how this will impact demand for oil in the decades ahead.

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Putin’s Visit to the Gulf Puts Growing Russian Influence on Display

The pageantry that greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates reflects the “quantum leap” in relations since his last state visit.

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Can a 19th Century Maritime Truce Help Ease 21st Century Tensions in the Gulf?

The 1835 Maritime Truce between the tribal chiefs of the southern Gulf littoral could provide a model for reducing conflict and establishing a more secure Gulf.

Petro Diplomacy: Challenges to the Energy Transition in the Gulf Countries

For the fifth consecutive year, AGSIW convened its Petro Diplomacy conference, bringing together private and public sector stakeholders to discuss emerging trends in energy markets and regional politics.

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Challenges to the Energy Transition in the Gulf Countries

The energy world is entering an era of disruption, where traditional methods of extracting, using, and trading energy are changing rapidly and where old rules no longer apply.

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One Year On, the Iraqi National Oil Company is Everything and Nothing

While facing bureaucratic and legal hurdles, INOC’s fate rests upon competing visions for the future of Iraq’s oil and gas sector.

Asian-Led Collective Security for the Gulf

With heightened tensions in the region, it may be time for the Gulf Arab states to recalibrate their security arrangements, and Asian countries – which are the region’s main economic partners – could play a role.

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