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The Dhow
February 16, 2021
Left: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi); Right: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud speaks during his meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the Department of State, Oct. 14, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Left: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi; Right: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
Upcoming Event
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. NPR's Deborah Amos will moderate the discussion.
A Libyan family watches the elections to choose the new interim government on a TV screen at home in Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya February 5. (REUTERS/Hazem Ahmed)
REUTERS/Hazem Ahmed
Will Libya’s Interim Government Manage To Get Foreign Forces Out?
 Anna L. Jacobs

As Libya approaches the 10th anniversary of the 2011 revolution, foreign interference could jeopardize efforts to form an interim government and hold elections.
Oil Price Recovery Reverses 2020 Losses as OPEC+ Stays the Course
 Kate Dourian

OPEC+ producers seem to have adopted a wait-and-see attitude, but as maintaining production cuts becomes more difficult for the smaller producers, they may be tempted to cash in while prices are high.
Pandemic Stalls, But Won't Ground, Gulf Airlines
 Afshin Molavi |
اقرأ بالعربية

After a disastrous year for airlines worldwide, Gulf Arab carriers – both symbols and drivers of the air travel revolution of the past decade – must be agile to survive and thrive in a highly uncertain environment.
AGSIW in Arabic
  تكمن طموحات ولي العهد السعودي محمد بن سلمان الشبابية خلف الدخول - والخروج - من المواجهة القطرية
  بعد عام كارثي على شركات الطيران في جميع أنحاء العالم، لابد لشركات الطيران الخليجية - رموز وقادة ثورة السفر الجوي في العقد الماضي – من التحلي بالجاهزية والمرونة لتحافظ على بقائها وازدهارها في بيئة غير مضمونة أبداً
  على الرغم من المصالحة بين قطر والدول المجاورة، إلا أن مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربية بعيد كل البعد عن الوحدة، ومن الصعب معرفة إلى أين يتجه المجلس من الآن فصاعدًا
Past Event
The Evolution of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates

On February 9, AGSIW hosted Athol Yates for a discussion of his book exploring the history of the UAE’s armed forces. Yates was joined by Kenneth Pollack and Emma Soubrier. Hussein Ibish moderated the panel.
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