The Islamic Republic at 40: Succession and Direction after Khamenei

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Tackling Climate Change: Are the Gulf Arab States Doing Enough?

As the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was taking place in Poland, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining efforts by the Gulf Arab countries to tackle climate change, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation.

UAE Security Forum 2018: "Yemen after the War: Addressing the Challenges of Peace and Reconstruction"

For the third consecutive year, AGSIW convened the UAE Security Forum, where U.S., UAE, and regional partners gather to find creative solutions to some of the region’s most pressing challenges.

Maximum Pressure: Are Trump’s Middle East Policies Starting to Yield Results?

AGSIW hosted Raghida Dergham, founder and executive chairman of the Beirut Institute, and Andrew Peek, deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, to analyze developments in U.S. Middle East policy.

What Now for U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia?

AGSIW hosted a briefing on arms sales to Saudi Arabia with DB Des Roches, an associate professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at the National Defense University.

Petro Diplomacy: Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC States

For its fourth consecutive year, AGSIW convened its Petro Diplomacy conference to discuss how changes in technology, fiscal priorities, and opportunities for growth continue to alter the relationship between politics and energy for the region and beyond.

Discussion and Screening: New Currents in Saudi Cinema

Saudi filmmakers Meshal Al Jaser and Ali Al Sumayin joined Kristin Smith Diwan to talk about and screen their work, and discuss how social media and other new technologies are influencing the future of film and media production in the Gulf.

Back to Sanctions: How Will Iran Balance Regional Ambitions and Domestic Stability?

On September 26, Ali Alfoneh, Bessma Momani, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, and moderator Hussein Ibish discussed the Trump administration's reimposition of sanctions on Iran.

Understanding Youth and Women’s Employment in Saudi Arabia

Alessandra L. González shared insights from her research on Saudi women’s employment in the kingdom.

Discussion with Elizabeth Dickinson, Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group

With extensive experience in the Gulf, Dickinson shared insights from her research on critical regional issues.

Roundtable with Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Political and Negotiation Affairs

One year after U.S. President Donald J. Trump's landmark visit to Saudi Arabia, is another U.S.-GCC summit on the horizon?

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