In a Bloomberg report, AGSIW President Ambassador Marcelle Wahba discussed U.S. relations with the GCC states, noting “There’s some tension and certainly higher expectations than the U.S. can or should deliver” in cases such as Syria.
AGSIW Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed extremists with BBC Arabic following the May 3 shooting of two gunmen in Garland, Texas.
In a McClatchy report, Ibish addressed the deployment of Saudi Arabian-backed troops to Yemen. “Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners could not accomplish what they needed with air and naval power alone,” he said. “Ultimately, boots on the ground were going to be required to take and hold territory from the Houthis or others.”
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.