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January 24, 2022
Heads of state and senior officials attend the Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25, 2021. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP)
Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP
Upcoming Event
IMF Report Launch: Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries
Tuesday February 8 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EST

On Tuesday February 8, AGSIW will co-host the launch of an International Monetary Fund report, with Erik Lundback and Monica Malik, on the economic recovery outlook for Gulf countries. Robert Mogielnicki will moderate the discussion.
 Fans of singer Justin Bieber dance as he performs at a concert in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Saudi Arabia Walks the Line With Social Opening and Curbing Harassment
  Eman Alhussein

The public decency law aims to regulate social behavior in a way that reflects positively on Saudi Arabia’s image, the anti-harassment law is meant to regulate public behavior among individuals in society.
Oil Market Recovery Underway at the Start of 2022 But Volatility Looms Ahead
  Kate Dourian

With oil prices above $80 per barrel, OPEC and its Russian-led allies are optimistic about the future, but geopolitical developments threaten to throw the market off-kilter.
Stabilizing the Gulf is a Difficult Business, as is Preventing an Eastward Slide
  Kristin Smith Diwan via ISPI

One year into the presidency, the Biden administration is finding it hard to make progress on its most important objectives in the Gulf region – namely limiting Iran’s nuclear development and ending the war in Yemen.
AGSIW in Arabic
  أراد بايدن من لقائه الطويل مع الصحفيين أن يقول لنقّاده المشككين بحيويته الصحية والذهنية أنه لا يزال قادرًا على منازلتهم في الحلبة السياسية بغض النظر عن سنه المتقدم
In the Media
  • Al Jazeera: In an interview, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman spoke about the Houthi attacks on Abu Dhabi, recent Houthi setbacks in Yemen, and connections with Iran and Iraq's "resistance front" militias.
  • Arab News: Robert Mogielnicki commented on the economic and foreign policy considerations underlying the UAE-Turkey currency swap deal.
  • L'Orient Le Jour: Mogielnicki discussed the ongoing social and economic transformation in Saudi Arabia.
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