AGSIW logo
The Dhow
February 22, 2022
Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a speech during the Belt and Road Forum welcome banquet at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, April 26, 2019. (Nicolas Asfouri via AP)
Nicolas Asfouri via AP
AGSIW presents a new initiative, led by Senior Resident Scholar Robert Mogielnicki, exploring the expanding and multifaceted relations between China and Gulf Arab states.

Growing China-Gulf Economic Relations Have Limits
  Robert Mogielnicki

Economic ties between China and the Gulf states are indeed growing but not necessarily in every direction nor at an infinitely accelerating pace.
China and the GCC: A Discussion of the "Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations"
Tuesday March 8 | 9:00 - 10:30 am EST

On March 8, AGSIW will host a panel discussion with Jonathan Fulton, Mohammed Al-Sudairi, and Yuting Wang on the Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations. Robert Mogielnicki will moderate the discussion.
 UAE armed forces perform the joint Emirates Shield/50 military drill west of the Maritime Theatre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 11. (REUTERS/Satish Kumar)
REUTERS/Satish Kumar
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.
 Luciano Benavides of Argentina rides his motorbike during stage 11 of the Dakar Rally between Shubaytah and Haradh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
Tourism Ambitions Transform Saudi Arabia
  Kristin Smith Diwan

The global opening and new embrace of arts and entertainment are indicative of broader trends as the kingdom navigates its "post-oil" future.
Erdogan Visit Underscores UAE-Turkey Rapprochement is at the Heart of Regional De-escalation
  Hussein Ibish

With the Muslim Brotherhood movement in seemingly chronic decline, the "bully" and the "upstart" find new avenues of cooperation.
Building a New Urban Identity: Revitalizing Kuwait City
  Mariam AlSaad

There is a disconnect between Kuwait City’s history and the current spatial reality, but moving forward, the city can reshape itself to better mirror the identity of its people.
The Price of Order: Settling for Less in the Middle East
  F. Gregory Gause, III via Foreign Affairs

There is no question that the Middle East is a mess. The usual explanations for the disarray, however, fail to capture the root cause.
  أي اجتياح روسي لأوكرانيا سيؤدي إلى ارتفاع حاد في اسعار النفط في العالم في الأسابيع التي ستتبع الهجوم، مع تعليق صادرات الغاز الروسية إلى دول أوروبا الغربية
  شهد الصراع في سوريا تطورات لا حصر لها تبدو وكأنها تبشر بالتحرك والتغيير. لكن الحقائق المأساوية الجامدة تؤكد نفسها في كل مرة
  إن العمل على دفع تعويضات العراق النهائية للكويت قد يفتح الباب أمام زيادة التعاون، لكن الرؤى المتنافسة والمخاوف الأمنية المشتركة هي التي ستشكل المستقبل
In the Media
  • Reuters: Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Saudi nationalism and the country's new Founding Day holiday. 
  • CNBC: Hussein Ibish discussed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's trip to the United Arab Emirates, which he also covered in an interview with Alsyaaq.
  • Financial Times: Diwan commented on Saudi energy ambitions to transition to hydrogen.
  • Haaretz: Robert Mogielnicki and Diwan discussed Saudi-Israeli ties considering whether the two countries will normalize relations.
  • The World: In an interview, Ibish discussed Israeli-Gulf Arab relations since the 2020 Abraham Accords. He additionally addressed Israel-Gulf ties and relations with China for South China Morning Post.
  • Arab News: Mogielnicki reflected on innovation efforts by Gulf governments as well as the economic outlook for Gulf states. The piece additionally discussed AGSIW's recent IMF report launch.
Thank you for subscribing to receive AGSIW's newsletter and announcements. Share our work by encouraging colleagues to sign up here.
Forward Forward
Tweet Tweet
Share Share

unsubscribe | update subscription preferences

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1060
Washington, DC 20036