Past Events

Roundtable with Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment

Ahead of his participation at the United Nations 2019 Climate Action Summit, Al Zeyoudi discussed the various climate challenges facing the UAE and the region.

As Maximum Pressure and Maximum Resistance Max Out, Where's the Confrontation with Iran Headed?

AGSIW examines the ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran.

Cities and Belonging in the Gulf Arab States

On July 24, AGSIW hosted a panel discussion examining the growth of the modern Gulf Arab city.

Taking Stock of the UAE’s “Year of Tolerance”

AGSIW hosted a roundtable discussion with Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, chairman of Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism; Maqsoud Kruse, executive director of Hedayah; and Yousef Al Obaidli, director-general of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center.

Downstream Horizons: What is the Future for Economic Diversification in Gulf Arab States?

This panel critically examined the current state of economic diversification initiatives in Gulf Arab states.

The Faceoff over U.S. Arms Sales to the Gulf: What Next?

On May 24, the Trump administration issued a national emergency declaration citing tensions with Iran to bypass congressional opposition to arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan.

Ottoman Revival: How are Regional Powers Reacting to Turkey’s Resurgence in the Middle East?

On May 9, AGSIW hosted a panel discussion examining Turkey's new and more assertive regional role.

Kuwait: Between Mediation and Maximum Pressure

AGSIW hosted a conversation examining Kuwait's domestic political landscape and regional relations.

Roundtable Discussion with Nayef Al-Hajraf, Minister of Finance of Kuwait

Nayef Al-Hajraf, minister of finance of Kuwait, discussed the challenges and opportunities in this era of economic reform with a focus on Kuwait Vision 2035.

Defining the U.S. Role in Yemen’s War

In the face of such deep divisions over the U.S. role in Yemen, what can the Trump administration do to help bring the destructive conflict to an end?

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