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The Dhow
February 24, 2020
People walk past a banner showing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman outside a mall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Saudi Fund of Funds Bets $1.07 Billion on Small, Local Firms
Robert Mogielnicki

Saudi Arabia’s new $1.07 billion fund, Jada, aims to redirect investments toward small and medium-sized enterprises in the country’s domestic market.
The National Union of Kuwaiti Students: Nurturing a Commitment to Civic Engagement?
Mohammad Al Yousef for Millennial Gulf

Student unions and clubs have played an important role in the lives of Gulf Arab students, both in local universities and abroad.
Desperation Might Just Drive Lebanon To Reform
Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

If international donors hold firm to their conditions for a bailout, economic and political change may be possible.
Iran’s ‘Warriors Without Borders’
Ali Alfoneh via The Arab Weekly

Since 1964, Iranian revolutionaries have received paramilitary training in Egypt and later in Algeria, Libya, Syria, and Lebanon.
Saudi soccer fans watch the first leg of the Asian Champions League final soccer match between Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal FC and Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds at a coffee shop in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Upcoming Event
Young and Male: Identity and Politics in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday March 11 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

On March 11, Mark Thompson, professor and author of Being Young, Male and Saudi: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Kingdom, will join Kristin Smith Diwan for a discussion of his work on the generational shift in attitudes of Saudi men.
In the Media
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman spoke on the panel “New Openings for Regional Diplomacy” at the conference “After Suleimani: Crisis, Opportunity, and the Future of the Gulf."
  • Capitol Hill: Silliman participated in a discussion, arranged by the Council on Foreign Relations, on Iran and Iraq for congressional staff.
  • AGSIW in the Gulf: While visiting the region, Silliman led a roundtable discussion at the Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and delivered a lecture at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.
The under-construction Barakah nuclear power plant near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Arun Girija/Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation/WAM via AP)
Arun Girija/Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation/WAM via AP
AGSIW Archive
With the United Arab Emirates green lighting operations at the first nuclear power plant in the region, read AGSIW’s 2019 study of the security policy implications of civil nuclear programs by Robert Mason and Gawdat Bahgat.
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