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The Dhow
January 27, 2020
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Colby Connelly

The Saudi mining industry starts 2020 with a slimmer regulatory agency, new management, and prospects that appear more favorable than many other Vision 2030 programs.
Ali Alfoneh via The Arab Weekly

Iranian Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi's service in Lebanon indicates he has gained a lot of experience in dealing with Hezbollah and perhaps other Iranian proxies.
AGSIW in Arabic
  تمنح المرحلة الانتقالية السياسية في عُمان السلطان الجديد وحكومته إما خيار الإبقاء على السياسة الاقتصادية كما هي أو إجراء تحوّل هيكلي أعمق للاقتصاد المعتمد على الطاقة
  مشروع تطوير وسط البلد في العوامية هو مبادرة مهمة في منطقة كانت محرومة من الموارد الثقافية واستثمار الدولة
From left: Douglas Silliman, Hussein Ibish, Randa Slim, and Feisal al-Istrabadi at AGSIW
Past Event
Strategic Implications of Iraq's Multiple Crises

On January 23, AGSIW held a panel discussion with Ambassador Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, and Randa Slim examining the recent crises in Iraq and the fallout from the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani. Hussein Ibish moderated the discussion.
Mourners attend a funeral ceremony for Iran's Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani, Kerman, Iran, Jan. 7. (Erfan Kouchari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
Erfan Kouchari/Tasnim News Agency via AP
U.S.-Iranian Tensions

In this video series, AGSIW experts analyze the implications of tensions between the United States and Iran following the deaths of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani and Kataib Hezbollah leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
In the Media
  • NPR "throughline" podcast: Ali Alfoneh discussed Iranian Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani’s legacy in Iran.
  • Los Angeles Times: Robert Mogielnicki commented on the alleged hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the potential impact on the Saudi business environment.
  • Al Arabiya TV and Al Iraqiya TV: In interviews, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman discussed demonstrations in Iraq, attacks on U.S. forces and the U.S. Embassy, and the need for the Iraqi government to defend its sovereignty.
  • Mogielnicki discussed U.S. foreign policy and heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions.
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