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January 18, 2022
U.S. Marines walk down a removable pier leading to an U.S. ship docked near an Emirati military base in al-Hamra, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
AP Photo/Jon Gambrell
AGSIW Outlook: Trends and Developments That Will Shape the Gulf in 2022

AGSIW experts explain the regional trends they’ll be following most closely as the year unfolds.
 Pro-government tribal fighters take position in a desert area southeast of Marib, Yemen, December 6, 2021. (REUTERS/Ali Owidha)
REUTERS/Ali Owidha
Under Pressure, the Houthis May Once Again Turn to Iran
  Gregory D. Johnsen
اقرأ بالعربية

If the Houthis believe their military offensive in Marib is in danger, they will likely look to the only real ally they have, Iran.
Public Investment Fund Grows, Bets Big on Tech
  Robert Mogielnicki

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund continues to enjoy steady growth aided by technology-focused investments, but the sovereign wealth fund’s 2030 growth target remains distant.
Triangular Travails: Iran, the Gulf Arab States, and the United States
  Ali Alfoneh
اقرأ بالعربية

Iran and the Gulf Arab states may be sincere in their attempts to reduce regional tensions, but the nuclear crisis casts dark clouds over the region’s security dynamics.
EU and Oman: Small Steps Toward a Stronger Partnership?
  Giulia Daga

The EU and Oman share a complementarity of means and goals in the Gulf, and a recent aviation agreement is an important step in a trust- and relations-building process aimed at deepening ties.
Political Crises, Economic Competition, and Promising Dialogues Offer a Mixed Bag
  Robert Mogielnicki via Henley & Partners

Even before the omicron variant emerged on the global scene, 2022 promised to be a mixed bag for mobility trends in the Middle East and North Africa region. The economic trajectories of and regional relations between MENA countries stand at a precipice.
AGSIW in Arabic
  إن اللجوء إلى نفس الطبقة السياسية واعتماد النهج القديم ذاته في اختيار الوزراء يشيران إلى أن الحكومة الكويتية الجديدة، كسابقاتها، لا تبدو قادرة على المعالجة الفعالة للتحديات الملحّة التي تواجه البلاد
  إذا اعتقد الحوثيون أن هجومهم العسكري على مأرب في خطر، فمن المرجح أن تتوجه أنظارهم إلى حليفهم الحقيقي الوحيد، ألا وهو إيران
  ربما تكون إيران ودول الخليج العربية مخلصة في محاولاتها للتقليل من التوترات الإقليمية، لكن الأزمة النووية تلقي بظلالها القاتمة على ديناميكيات الأمن في المنطقة
Past Event
What’s in Store for the Gulf Region in 2022?

AGSIW hosted a session as part of Gulf Intelligence’s Global UAE Energy Forum 2022: “What’s in Store for the Gulf Region in 2022?” with Hussein Ibish, Laury Haytayan, and Omar Al-Ubaydli. Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • International Republican Institute: Kristin Smith Diwan spoke at a workshop on Gulf-China dynamics.
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