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March 15, 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 Events
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.
A Conversation with H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Bahrain 
Thursday March 25 | 9:30 - 10:30 am EST

On Thursday March 25, AGSIW will host a conversation with H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina to discuss climate-related challenges facing Bahrain and how the kingdom is mitigating these challenges. Ambassador William Roebuck will moderate the discussion.
Kuwaiti Emir Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, center on the podium, performs the constitutional oath at the Kuwaiti National Assembly in Kuwait, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Jaber Abdulkhaleg)
AP Photo/Jaber Abdulkhaleg
The Politics of Permanent Deadlock in Kuwait
  Luai Allarakia and Hamad H. Albloshi |
اقرأ بالعربية

A newly elected National Assembly quickly falls under old dynamics of confrontation and gridlock. Will Kuwait find a path to compromise and reform?
How the U.S. Can Create Leverage with the Houthis in Yemen
  Gregory D. Johnsen

The United States has at its disposal a number of diplomatic carrots and sticks that, if wielded effectively, could compel the Houthis to negotiate in order to end the war in Yemen.
Is the Sky the Limit to the China-Gulf Partnership?
  Robert Mason |
اقرأ بالعربية

China’s engagement in the Gulf could help Gulf states meet economic diversification goals, yet it could also exacerbate existing security challenges.
A Coordinated Israel-Gulf Policy on Iran: Opportunities and Challenges
  Udi Evental

The normalization process between Israel and the Gulf states opens up new diverse opportunities for strategic collaborations for both parties.
Bahraini Marriages: Against Pandemic Odds, Tying the Knot Gets Easier
 Omar Al-Ubaydli |
اقرأ بالعربية

Economics may offer some insight into why Bahrainis tied the knot more frequently in 2020.
Abdullah Al Bahrani: Bringing Economic Education and Financial Literacy to Young Omanis
 Joud Al Marar for Millennial Gulf |
اقرأ بالعربية

Through YouTube videos, podcasts, and innovative educational programs, an Omani microeconomist encourages informed discussion about key issues of diversification and youth employment.
AGSIW in Arabic
  إن مجلس الأمة المنتخب مؤخراً سرعان ما يسقط في ظل ديناميكيات المواجهة والإخفاقات القديمة. هل ستجد الكويت طريقًا للتسوية والإصلاح؟
  إن التعاطي الصيني مع الخليج قد يساعد الدول الخليجية على تحقيق أهدافها في التنويع الاقتصادي، إلا أنه قد يتسبب أيضاً في تفاقم التحديات الأمنية القائمة
  قد يقدم الاقتصاد رؤية ما حول سبب قيام البحرينيين بعقد القران بشكل أكبر في عام 2020
  من خلال مقاطع الفيديو والبودكاست والبرامج التعليمية المبتكرة على موقع اليوتيوب، يشجع أستاذ جامعي عُماني متخصص في الاقتصاد الجزئي مناقشة مستنيرة حول قضايا رئيسية، مثل التنويع الاقتصادي وتوظيف الشباب
Past Event
A Conversation with H.E. Motaz Zahran, Ambassador of Egypt to the United States

As part of AGSIW’s Ambassadors Series, Motaz Zahran, ambassador of Egypt to the United States, discussed a range of domestic and international issues impacting Egypt, including relations with the United States and the Gulf Arab states. Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman moderated the discussion. 
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