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January 19, 2021
Joseph R. Biden Jr., then U.S. vice president, shakes hands with Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
AGSIW Outlook 2021

AGSIW experts explain what regional trends they’ll be following most closely as the year unfolds.
 The F-35 Lightning II performs during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 21, 2020. (mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX)
mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX
Prospects for Biden Administration Arms Sales to the Gulf: Revolution or Reversion to Norm?
 DB Des Roches

Biden will likely put weapons sales to the Gulf on the back burner, but, at the end of the day, the administration’s positions on arms sales will reflect continuity, not change.
Gulf Reconciliation Offers Uneven Economic Gains
 Robert Mogielnicki |
اقرأ بالعربية

Economic gains associated with the Gulf reconciliation will be narrow and limited, and any economic momentum should be channeled to tackle longer-term challenges in the region.
With New Gulf Agreement, Will Qatar Change?
 David B. Roberts |
اقرأ بالعربية

Why has Qatar so doggedly pursued policies that so often have such adverse repercussions on its relations with its closest neighbors?
AGSIW in Arabic
  سوف تكون المكاسب الاقتصادية المرتبطة بالمصالحة الخليجية ضيقة ومحدودة، وينبغي تسخير أي زخم اقتصادي للتعامل مع التحديات التي تواجه المنطقة على المدى البعيد
  لماذا أصرت قطر على اتباع سياسات غالباً ما يكون لها مثل هذه التداعيات السلبية على علاقاتها مع أقرب جيرانها؟
A convoy of UAE military vehicles and personnel travels from Al Hamra Military Base to Zayed Military City, marking the return of the first batch of UAE Armed Forces military personnel from Yemen, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 7, 2015. (Ryan Carter, Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi/WAM via AP)
Ryan Carter, Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi/WAM via AP
Upcoming Event
The Evolution of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates
Tuesday February 9 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EST

On February 9, AGSIW will host Athol Yates for a discussion of his book exploring the history of the UAE’s armed forces. Yates will be joined by Kenneth Pollack and Emma Soubrier. Hussein Ibish will moderate the panel.
Past Events
Oman One Year On

On January 12, AGSIW hosted 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 moderated the discussion.
The Outlook for U.S. Foreign Policy Under the Biden Administration

On January 13, AGSIW hosted 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 moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • U.S. Embassy in Kuwait: Kristin Smith Diwan spoke on a panel discussing the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait.
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