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March 29, 2021
 The MT Wila is boarded by Iranian navy commandos in the Gulf of Oman off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, Aug. 12, 2020. (U.S. Navy via AP)
U.S. Navy via AP
Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, AGSIW’s board chair, looks at Seyed Hossein Mousavian’s “A New Structure for Security, Peace, and Cooperation in the Persian Gulf.”
اقرأ بالعربية
 An armed vehicle passes by as smoke and debris rise after an explosion from a NATO bombing near Waga Dogu conference center in Sirte, Libya, Sept. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Gaia Anderson)
AP Photo/Gaia Anderson
Libya 10 Years After the NATO Intervention: U.N. Report Explains Challenges
  Anna L. Jacobs |
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The U.N. Panel of Experts report illustrates exactly how militarized Libya remains today as well as how unsuccessful the international community has been in combatting foreign interference.
South Korea-Gulf Collaboration: Special, Smart, and Strategic
 Narayanappa Janardhan |
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South Korea has transformed from a source of manpower to the Gulf Arab states into an exporter of advanced technology and services at a time of rapid change in the Gulf region.
OPEC+ Oil Producers Hold Course as Demand Worries Persist
 Kate Dourian

Saudi Arabia and Russia appear to be on the same page now, but OPEC+ will have to consider the impacts of its market management policies if it wants to avoid the pitfalls that have contributed to oil price volatility in the past.
Russia’s Expanding Cooperation with Gulf Arab Countries on Syria
  Samuel Ramani |
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Russia hopes that engaging Gulf Arab countries could encourage their investments in Syria’s reconstruction process and facilitate Syria’s return to the Arab League.
Arar Border Opening: Saudi Arabia Steps Up Economic Competition in Iraq
 Sima Aldardari

Saudi Arabia must compete with other regional hegemons, mainly Turkey and Iran, as it works to increase its economic influence in Iraq.
UAE Ranks First in Emergency Preparedness
 Robert Mogielnicki via Henley & Partners

Close coordination between the UAE’s public and private sectors, as well as the high concentration of government-related entities, has resulted in consistent messaging that the country is a safe destination for global travelers.
The UAE Is Seeking a New Role As Peacemaker
 Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

The tiny Gulf state dubbed “Little Sparta” has scaled back its military projection.
AGSIW in Arabic
  يقدم السفير فرانك جي. ويزنر، رئيس مجلس إدارة معهد دول الخليج العربية في واشنطن، قراءة في كتاب "بنية جديدة للأمن والسلام والتعاون في الخليج الفارسي" لمؤلفه سيد حسين موسويان
  يوضح تقرير فريق الخبراء التابع للأمم المتحدة على وجه التحديد ما حل بليبيا المسلحة، بالإضافة إلى مدى فشل المجتمع الدولي في مكافحة التدخل الأجنبي
  تحولت كوريا الجنوبية من مَصدر للقوى العاملة لدول الخليج العربية إلى مُصدّر للتكنولوجيا والخدمات المتقدمة في وقت يتسم بالتغيير السريع في منطقة الخليج
  تأمل روسيا أن يؤدي إشراك دول الخليج العربية إلى تشجيعها على الاستثمار في عملية إعادة إعمار سوريا وتسهيل عودة سوريا إلى جامعة الدول العربية
Past Event
A Conversation with H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak Bin Daina, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, Bahrain 

On March 25, AGSIW hosted 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 moderated the discussion.
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