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March 9, 2020
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Upcoming Events
Young and Male: Identity and Politics in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday March 11 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

This week, Mark Thompson, professor and author of Being Young, Male and Saudi: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Kingdom, will join Sultan Althari and Kristin Smith Diwan for a discussion of his work on the generational shift in attitudes of Saudi men.
Gulf Security in a Multipolar World: New Defense Ties Reflect Competition for Influence
Wednesday March 25 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

On March 25, AGSIW will host a panel discussion with Jon Alterman, Shana Marshall, David B. Roberts, and Bilal Saab examining Gulf defense and security partnerships with regional and global powers. Emma Soubrier will moderate the discussion.
A man walks past piping at a desalination test facility near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
AP Photo/Jon Gambrell
Water Worries: The Future of Desalination in the UAE
Robert Mogielnicki 

With few available alternatives for accessing water resources, the UAE is continuing to expand existing desalination facilities and construct new desalination plants.
Internal Divisions in Yemen Pave the Way for Houthis' Advance
Fatima Abo Alasrar 

In a country where alliances are continually shifting, security services and military performance rely on personal loyalty and tribal allegiance.
Iran’s Patient Zero: The Islamic Republic
Ali Alfoneh

Strategic relations with China, domestic political considerations, and religious taboos all prevented an earlier and more effective response by the Iranian government toward the country's coronavirus crisis.
Being Young, Male and Saudi: Identity and Politics in a Globalized Kingdom
Mark C. Thompson |
اقرأ بالعربية

Understanding the personal and national aspirations of young Saudi men is imperative as Saudi Arabia pursues socioeconomic reforms.
Iran is Sick With Its Political System, Not Just Coronavirus
Ali Alfoneh via The Arab Weekly

Khamenei will be held responsible for the austerity budget and other unpopular decisions.
A Saudi man attends a Gulf youth conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
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