Gulf Arab States Position Themselves to be Pivotal Players in the Indian Ocean
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, UAE vice president and prime minister, and ruler of Dubai, before a bilateral meeting of the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, April 25. (Andrea Verdelli via AP)

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Introducing AGSIW’s New President

The board of directors of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is pleased to introduce AGSIW's new president Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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