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Saudi Arabia Has a Red Sea Vision, Not Yet a Strategy

Saudi Arabia has looked to the Red Sea through the lens of economic investment and infrastructure, but an economy-center focus is insufficient to address the various factors causing instability in the region.

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Saudi Arabia’s 60-Year Battle for Food Security

The climate crisis has shifted the Saudi approach to agriculture from rent distribution and coalition building to strategic investment to ensure Saudis have enough to eat.

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Gulf Artists Make a Splash at the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale

Guided by the theme “After Rain," Gulf presentations at the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale approach ecological destruction, communal healing, and sociocultural change with a sense of hope.

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Continued Progress in Saudi Economic Diversification

Efforts to diversify the Saudi economy continued to bear fruit in 2023, although oil is still the dominant economic force.

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Gulf States at the Venice Biennale: Balancing Social Transformation and Cultural Representation

Exhibitions staged by four Gulf countries look to the past and present while seeking to redress contemporary misconceptions and advocate for change.

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Rise of Captagon Trafficking in the Gulf

As Syria’s reintegration into the region continues, a holistic, long-term approach is needed to tackle the Captagon crisis plaguing the Middle East.

Special Ramadan Screening of Saudi Film “Mandoob”

On April 7, AGSIW and the National Museum of Asian Art co-hosted a screening of the Saudi hit film "Mandoob."

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Will the Gaza War Derail the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor?

Six months after the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor, rapidly changing regional dynamics threaten to jeopardize the potentially transformative initiative.

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Is Aramco’s Higher Dividend Payout Sustainable?

Aramco should be able to sustain its higher dividend payout through 2025, but beyond this it will be increasingly dependent on higher oil revenue.

The Houthis Escalate and Expand the War

How should the United States respond to an escalation in Houthi attacks when its current approach isn’t working?

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