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March 21, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Climate Commitments: Less Reason for the Arab Region to Cop Out?
Tuesday March 29 | 8:00 - 9:30 am EDT

On March 29, AGSIW and the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute will host a panel discussion with Karim Elgendy and Aisha Al-Sarihi examining the Arab region's positions on climate change. Clemens Chay will moderate the discussion.
Book Launch – The Gulf States and the Horn of Africa: Interests, Influences and Instability
Thursday April 7 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EDT

On Thursday April 7, AGSIW will host a discussion with Umer Karim, Simon Mabon, and Karen E. Young examining the complex interactions between the Gulf Arab states and the countries of the Horn of Africa. Robert Mason will moderate the discussion.
 Mo Harkous (MoAuba) of Germany in action against Mosaad Aldossary (Msdossary) of Saudi Arabia in the FIFA eWorld Cup Final 2019 (REUTERS/Tom Jacobs)
REUTERS/Tom Jacobs
A New Virtual Reality: The Growth of Esports and Gaming in Saudi Arabia
  Sussan Saikali

Beyond paying economic dividends, there are social and cultural interests at play in the Saudi gaming industry.
Iraq’s Corruption and Rule of Law Deficits Nourish a Worsening Drug Problem
  Massaab Al-Aloosy

Since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, Iraq has become a transit country for drug cartels. And as social conditions in Iraq have deteriorated, drug addiction among Iraqis has increased.
Unexplored Potential in Azerbaijan-Gulf Relations
  Ogul Tuna

Azerbaijan’s biggest trade partners in the region, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, have shared economic interests in establishing new trade links, but they also share common threat perceptions regarding Iran and radicalism.
Asim Abdulaziz: Pushing Boundaries Through Experimental Film in Yemen
  Nada Ammagui for Millennial Gulf

A Yemeni filmmaker takes an experimental approach to capturing emotion during the ongoing conflict in Yemen.
Competing Economic Visions in the Gulf
  Robert Mogielnicki via The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Economic visions offer regional governments roadmaps for development, but they can also serve as a tool for measurement and – ultimately – accountability
  الغزو الروسي لأوكرانيا هزّ العالم بأكمله، وزجه في مرحلة الفراغ وانعدام اليقين والأعراض الغريبة التي تأتي بعد بداية موت القديم وقبل بروز ملامح الحقبة الجديدة
  في حال قيام المزيد من الدول باتباع جهود الاتحاد الأوروبي ومضاعفة جهود البحث عن إمدادات بديلة من النفط والغاز، فقد تجد روسيا نفسها معزولة، سواء فازت أو خسرت الحرب ضد أوكرانيا
  إن التعريف الثابت للمجتمع المدني يمكن أن يعوق الوصول لفهم أعمق لكيفية أداء المجتمع المدني لوظيفته في السياقات المختلفة، كالسياق في دولة الإمارات
In the Media
  • National Defense College of the UAE: Kristin Smith Diwan gave a talk on U.S. politics and their impact on the Gulf Arab states.
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