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January 11, 2021
Oman's newly sworn-in Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said receives condolences during the funeral of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said in Muscat, Oman January 11, 2020. (REUTERS/Sultan Al Hasani)
REUTERS/Sultan Al Hasani
Upcoming Events
Oman One Year On
Tuesday January 12 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EST

On January 12, AGSIW will host a panel with Fatma al-Arimi, Turki bin Ali al-Balushi, and Ambassador Marc J. Sievers analyzing the challenges facing, and the strategic responses of, Oman's new sultan. Kristin Smith Diwan will moderate the discussion.
The Outlook for U.S. Foreign Policy Under the Biden Administration
Wednesday January 13 | 9:00 - 10:00 am EST

AGSIW will host a session with Tim Lenderking and Mina Al-Oraibi as part of Gulf Intelligence’s Global UAE Energy Forum 2021: “Outlook on the Year Ahead.” Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman will moderate the discussion.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, welcomes Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani upon his arrival to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council's summit in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 5, 2021. (Saudi Royal Court via AP)
Saudi Royal Court via AP
Qatar Boycott Ends, But Core Issues Remain Unresolved
 Hussein Ibish |
اقرأ بالعربية

Almost all sides are winners for now, but a third GCC confrontation remains possible.
Saudi Arabia Delivers Shock to Market With Surprise Oil Output Cut
 Kate Dourian

The new variant of the coronavirus, new lockdowns in several parts of the world, and the slower-than-expected rollout of the vaccine cast doubt on the timing of a recovery that would sustain higher production.
Pressure Builds on Gulf Countries To Take Climate Action
 Mari Luomi |
اقرأ بالعربية

In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic dealt a significant blow to global climate diplomacy, but the strengthening of a number of trends might signal more momentous changes to come.
AGSIW in Arabic
  بعد العشرين من الشهر الجاري سيغادر ترامب البيت الأبيض، ولكنه لن يخسر كل نفوذه السياسي، وسوف يبقى، على الأقل، في المستقبل قوة نافذة داخل الحزب الجمهوري
  في الوقت الحالي، تعتبر جميع الأطراف تقريباً منتصرة، ولكن يبقى احتمال مواجهة ثالثة لمجلس التعاون الخليجي وارداً
  في عام 2020، وجهت جائحة فيروس كورونا ضربة قوية لدبلوماسية المناخ العالمية، لكن تعزيز عدد من التوجهات قد يشير إلى المزيد من التغييرات القادمة التي هي على قدرٍ كبير من الأهمية
Press Release
AGSIW Welcomes Geneive Abdo as a Visiting Fellow

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is pleased to announce that Geneive Abdo has joined the institute as a visiting fellow. Abdo is a consultant at the World Bank and was formerly a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. Her current research focuses on the shifting political and religious alliances within Shia communities in the Middle East.
In the Media
  • The New York Times: Hussein Ibish considered what the easing of the Gulf rift with Qatar may mean for Qatari relations with Turkey.
  • AFP: Kristin Smith Diwan and Ibish discussed the trials of Saudi dissidents and the potential impact on Saudi Arabia’s relationship with the incoming Biden administration.
  • Reuters: Diwan commented on the United Arab Emirates’ view toward the Gulf reconciliation with Qatar.
  • The Hill: Ibish commented on the Biden administration’s perspective on the reconciliation with Qatar as well as its economic impact on Iran. Ibish additionally discussed the resolution for Al Hurra, The Times of Israel, and Jeune Afrique.
  • The Media Line: Ahead of the agreement, Emma Soubrier commented on the parties’ efforts to resolve the dispute.
  • Khaleej Times: Robert Mogielnicki commented on the UAE’s technology focus as it builds economic ties with Israel after the agreement to normalize relations.
  • Vision 20/20: Hussein Ibish spoke on the panel “Change on the Horizon: The Impact of New Diplomatic Ties in the Middle East.”
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