Past Events

Iraq's October Elections: A Game Changer or More of the Same?

On September 7, AGSIW hosted a discussion on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections.

Transitioning to Non-Oil Economies in the Gulf: Successes, Failures, and the Path Forward

On July 27, AGSIW and the National University of Singapore's Middle East Institute hosted a discussion on economic diversification efforts in the Gulf Arab states.

Reengaging Assad: What's Behind Arab Outreach to Syria?

On July 22, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining Gulf Arab reengagement with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Can a New U.N. Envoy Produce Peace in Yemen?

On July 15, AGSIW hosted a discussion on the top issues and challenges facing the incoming United Nations special envoy for Yemen.

Book Launch: A Political Economy of Free Zones in Gulf Arab States

On July 13, AGSIW hosted a discussion of Robert Mogielnicki's recent book, "A Political Economy of Free Zones in Gulf Arab States."

The Future of OPEC+ and Saudi-UAE Relations 

On July 8, AGSIW hosted a private briefing on the developing OPEC+ dispute and the repercussions for the future of the alliance as well as Saudi-UAE relations.

The Long Game in Iraq: Are Shia Clerics and Activists Finding Common Cause To Confront the State?

On June 29, AGSIW hosted a discussion of Geneive Abdo's recent paper examining cooperation between influential Iraqi clerics and civil society activists.

Climate Action in the UAE: A Conversation With H.E. Aisha Al Abdooli, UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

On June 17, AGSIW hosted H.E. Aisha Al Abdooli, acting assistant undersecretary for green development and climate change for the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

Viennese Waltz: How Can the U.S. Balance Its Priorities With Gulf Arab Concerns as It Engages Iran?

On June 16, AGSIW hosted a discussion on the ongoing Vienna negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement.

Sectarian Identities and the Rise of Nationalism in the Middle East

On June 9, AGSIW and SEPAD hosted a discussion examining sectarianism and nationalism in the Middle East.

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