United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Expands Access to Literature

Abu Dhabi’s 33rd international book fair offered free access to hundreds of thousands of visitors, bridging literature and visual arts.

Roundtable With Ambassador Martina Strong

On June 21, AGSIW hosted a private roundtable with Ambassador Martina Strong.

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Saudi Arabia’s and the UAE’s Quest for African Critical Minerals

Saudi and Emirati efforts to expand the countries’ presence in Africa’s critical mineral industry bring the potential for both economic collaboration and geopolitical tension with China.

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AI, Advanced Technology the Focus of Tahnoun Visit

UAE National Security Advisor Tahnoun bin Zayed al-Nahyan’s recent visit to the United States underscores nascent U.S. success in persuading the UAE of the benefits of partnership and access to advanced technology and the risks of sticking with legacy Chinese tech partnerships.

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Urban Imaginaries and Lived Realities in “The Idealised City”

Italian artist Filippo Minelli challenges notions of authenticity in a globalized world, taking Dubai as his subject.

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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.

The Fluid Gulf: Framing Multicultural Heritage Through Film

On April 11, AGSIW and the Middle East Institute co-hosted a discussion on film in the Gulf.

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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.

Telling Our Story: Identity, History, and Heritage in the Work of Gulf Artists

How have Gulf artists expressed themselves over the last half-century and where is the artistic community headed? What art movements and trends are we witnessing today?

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