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The Dhow
February 7, 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 Events
IMF Report Launch: Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries
Tomorrow – Tuesday February 8 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EST

Tomorrow, 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.
Do Houthi Missile Attacks Outline the Limits of De-escalation in the Gulf Region?
Tuesday March 1 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EST

On March 1, AGSIW will host a discussion with Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, Steven A. Cook, Kim Ghattas, and Randa Slim examining challenges and threats to regional de-escalation and rapprochement. Hussein Ibish will moderate the discussion.
 Iraqi President Barham Salih, center, casts his vote during parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed
Hard-Fought Iraqi Presidential Contest Signals Fraught Government Formation Ahead
  Yerevan Saeed

The Iraqi presidency is effectively reserved for a Kurdish leader, but Salih and Zebari may point the country in very different directions.
Perilous Growth: Bulging Population Endangers Iraq’s Future
  Massaab Al-Aloosy

The Iraqi government’s failure to invest in human capital and reconstruction has left the country unprepared for the current rate of population growth.
Turbulent Skies for Gulf F-35 Deals
  Abdulaziz Kilani

The UAE and Qatar both want the F-35, but, for the United States, selling the powerful fighter jet is not a straightforward commercial transaction.
AGSIW in Arabic
  في تطورات متلاحقة، أمر بايدن بتعزيز دفاعات حلف الناتو في أوروبا الشرقية، وألحق ضربة عسكرية بتنظيم داعش
Past Event
International and Regional Involvement in the Middle East

“International and Regional Involvement in the Middle East" is a bimonthly workshop series launched in September 2021, co-hosted by AGSIW and the University of Haifa. On January 19, AGSIW hosted the session "The Abraham Accords: A Buffer Against Turkish and Iranian Influence?"
View of Manama, Bahrain (Wikimedia Commons)
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AGSIW Archive
Today, Bahrain introduced the Golden Residency Visa, which can be renewed indefinitely, to attract talent and investment. For more on residency and workforce nationalization initiatives in the Gulf, watch AGSIW's 2021 panel discussion "Reaching for the Golden Ticket."

Follow the Gulf Economic Barometer for updates on economic initiatives and policy changes.
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