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January 31, 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 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.
A poster of Shia spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, right, and Arabic that reads, "Love of the country bonds us together," is hung in a site of protests, in Najaf, Iraq, February 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
AP Photo/Hadi Mizban
Arab Shia Communities in Transition: A Peacemaking Opportunity for the International Community?

This report is based on the discussions held during a workshop co-hosted with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on Shia communities in Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
Tremors From Shabwa Reverberate From Abu Dhabi to Vienna
  Hussein Ibish
اقرأ بالعربية

Houthi missile attacks on the UAE and U.S. military facilities expose a fragile Middle East calm.
Abdulla BinHindi: The Rise of NFT Art in the Gulf
  Nada Ammagui for Millennial Gulf

A Bahraini artist and toymaker transforms his nostalgia-driven artistic practice into NFT art during the pandemic.
Turkey's Ties With Saudi Arabia and the UAE: Walking Back 10 Years of Tensions
  Betul Dogan Akkas

The recent thaw in relations seems to be a positive step for these former regional adversaries toward deepening ties, but unresolved political conflicts may continue to fester.
AGSIW in Arabic
  تكشف هجمات الحوثيين الصاروخية على الإمارات والمنشآت العسكرية الأمريكية عن هدوء هش في الشرق الأوسط
  تهدف لائحة المحافظة على الذوق العام لتنظيم السلوك الاجتماعي بطريقة تنعكس إيجابًا على صورة السعودية، ويهدف قانون مكافحة التحرش إلى تنظيم السلوك العام بين الأفراد في المجتمع
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