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March 8, 2021
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, walks with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, right, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 24, 2019. (Ryan Carter - Ministry of Presidential Affairs/WAM via AP)
Ryan Carter - Ministry of Presidential Affairs/WAM via AP
Upcoming Event
The Arab Gulf's Pivot to Asia: From Transactional to Strategic Partnerships 
Wednesday March 17 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EST

On Wednesday March 17, AGSIW will host a discussion with Ambassador Talmiz Ahmad, Christopher K. Colley, Narayanappa Janardhan, and Steve Tsang on strategic relations between the countries of the Gulf and Asia. Emma Soubrier will moderate the discussion.
 Visitors and officials pass by a combat drone from Etmad, an Emirati company, during the opening day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 21. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
IDEX 2021: The UAE Confirms Its Shifting Tide in Defense Procurement
 Emma Soubrier |
اقرأ بالعربية

Abu Dhabi’s arms show confirmed the importance of the defense industry for the UAE as a major customer and an emerging and credible player within the global arms trade.
Yemen Diplomacy Intensifies Yet Tensions Still Escalate
 Abdulaziz Kilani |
اقرأ بالعربية

With an increasingly complex war in Yemen, can the Biden administration’s diplomatic efforts help resolve the conflict?
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and Pope Francis: A Meeting of the Minds in Najaf?
 Hasan al-Mustafa

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq was long on symbolism and calls for peace, protection of religious minorities, and religious tolerance. But that it has taken place at all is a substantive achievement for all of Iraq’s people.
AGSIW in Arabic
  ولكن المواقف المتصلبة للطرفين، وهي جزئياً موجهة لاسترضاء أو تحييد المعارضة الداخلية، وخاصة في إيران، لم تؤد حتى الآن إلى نقطة اللاعودة
  تحتفظ إدارة بايدن بمساحة من فن الحكم، ولكن إكراماً لذكرى خاشقجي تعاقب التحرك ضد المعارضين السعوديين في الخارج
  لقد تم إخبار الصديق والعدو بأن بايدن لن يقبل بما قد كان مقبولاً لدى أوباما وترامب
  أكد معرض أبوظبي للأسلحة على أهمية الصناعات الدفاعية بالنسبة للإمارات العربية المتحدة كعميل رئيسي ولاعب ناشئ يتحلى بالمصداقية في تجارة الأسلحة العالمية
  هل تستطيع الجهود الدبلوماسية لإدارة بايدن المساعدة في حل النزاع اليمني في ظل تزايد تعقيدات الحرب هناك؟
Past Event
In Crucial Election Year for Iraq, Could the Protest Movement Tip the Scale?

On March 3, AGSIW hosted a panel discussion with Marsin Alshamary, Lahib Higel, and Sajad Jiyad examining the potential impact of youth protests on elections in Iraq. Geneive Abdo moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • The Guardian: Kristin Smith Diwan commented on the impact on U.S.-Saudi relations of the Biden administration's decision to sanction Saudi individuals in connection with the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
  • Al Jazeera: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman discussed rocket attacks on U.S. forces at Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq.
  • France 24: In an interview, Geneive Abdo discussed Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq.
  • Al Hurra: Silliman discussed the papal visit to Iraq.
  • The Media Line: Hussein Ibish commented on the impact of the U.S. intelligence report on the Khashoggi killing on U.S.-Saudi relations.
  • Asharq TV: Ibish discussed U.S. policy toward Yemen and prospects for ending the war.
  • Foreign Lobby: Robert Mogielnicki commented on the Saudi Public Investment Fund and its U.S. investments amid heightened U.S.-Saudi tensions.
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