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The Dhow
February 8, 2021
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 Events
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.
Escaping a Zero-Sum Struggle Between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Friday February 26 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EST

On February 26, AGSIW will host a conversation with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian and Abdulaziz Al Sager to discuss their January 31 op-ed published by The Guardian.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center right, greets Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as he arrives at Al Ula airport in Saudi Arabia for the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, Jan. 5. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Why the Saudis Ended the Dispute With Qatar
 Kristin Smith Diwan

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s youth ambitions are behind the entry – and exit – from the Qatar standoff.
2021 Budgets Indicate Tough Economic Times Ahead
 Robert Mogielnicki |
اقرأ بالعربية

Mostly smaller budgets and conservative oil price assumptions signal the start of another challenging economic year for the Gulf region.
What Will Become of the GCC?
 Michael Stephens

Despite the reconciliation between Qatar and its neighbors, the Gulf Cooperation Council is far from united, and it is hard to know where the organization heads from here.
Biden Wants America to Re-engage With the World. That's a Tough Sell
 Hussein Ibish via The National

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has little choice but to focus on U.S. domestic crises. Only a remarkable series of foreign policy successes could fully restore traditional U.S. internationalism, but Biden wants to take it as far as possible.
AGSIW in Arabic
  في الشرق الأوسط، وكذلك في العالم، فعل بايدن بترامب، ما فعله ترامب بسلفه أوباما، أي محاولة نقض وإلغاء السلف، وإعادة النظر بقراراته وأولوياته ووعوده
  بصورة كبيرة، ميزانيات صغيرة وأسعار نفط متحفظة توضح بداية سنة اقتصادية صعبة في إقليم الخليج
Past Event
Roundtable with Joey Hood, U.S. Department of State

AGSIW hosted a private roundtable with Joey Hood, acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Hood provided his perspective on the Department of State’s priorities in the Middle East under President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s administration.
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