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March 30, 2020
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Upcoming Event
Low Oil Prices, Coronavirus, the Future of Gulf Economies
Tuesday April 7 | 9:30 – 10:30 am EDT
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This event will be hosted virtually. Register to join the conversation on April 7 and take part in the Q&A with the panelists via Zoom.

On April 7, AGSIW hosts a virtual panel discussion with Ziad Daoud, Areije Al Shakar, and Resident Scholar Robert Mogielnicki as moderator examining the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf.

Additional speakers to be announced.
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Gulf Security in a Multipolar World: Power Competition, Diversified Cooperation
Emma Soubrier

The international relations of the Gulf Arab countries increasingly have been characterized by a diversification of partnerships, including in a field that has historically been deemed the preserve of the United States and European allies: arms trade, and defense and security cooperation.
Houthi Advances Complicate the Saudi Path Out of Yemen
Ambassador Stephen A. Seche

A precipitous withdrawal risks greater instability and further disintegration of the war-torn country.
Saudi Arabia Races to Boost Output as it Takes on Russian and U.S. Oil
Kate Dourian

Saudi Arabia’s decision to proceed with plans to ramp up its oil production capacity despite collapsing demand during a global health crisis may seem rash. But is it?
The Coronavirus Redefines Responsibility in the Gulf
Eman Alhussein

The coronavirus outbreak has redefined the responsibilities of citizens and the business community, impacting the already evolving rentier state structure and highlighting economic and religious challenges.
Gulf Youth and Civil Society Mobilize to Fight the Coronavirus on the Frontlines
Mohammad Al Yousef for Millennial Gulf

While most Gulf Arab countries have tackled the coronavirus pandemic through state-led initiatives, Kuwait and Bahrain engaged youth significantly through quasi-independent civil society organizations.
In Facing the Pandemic, Some Iranians are More Equal than Others
Ali Alfoneh via The Arab Weekly

The extent to which security forces are able to enforce an intercity travel ban will demonstrate the regime’s ability to contain the outbreak as well as its ability to suppress chronic public discontent beyond the pandemic.
AGSIW in Arabic
  منذ بداية الازمة، والرئيس ترامب يحاول التقليل من أهمية فيروس كورونا والادعاء بأنه تحت السيطرة. هذا المزيج من النكران والتضليل أدى إلى الاخفاق في تعبئة القدرات والموارد الفيدرالية لمواجهة الخطر
  تحركات عنيفة من محمد بن سلمان على الصعيدين المحلي وفي أسواق النفط العالمية تظهر سيطرة الأمير على صناعة القرار - مع استثمار شعبي غير مسبوق
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Past Event
Gulf Security in a Multipolar World: New Defense Ties Reflect Competition for Influence

On March 25, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion examining Gulf defense and security partnerships with regional and global powers.
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