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April 6, 2020
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Upcoming Events
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.

Tomorrow, AGSIW will host a virtual panel discussion with Ziad Daoud, Nasser Saidi, Areije Al Shakar, and Resident Scholar Robert Mogielnicki as moderator examining the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf.
Inherent Uncertainty: The Future of the U.S. Presence as Iraq Confronts Multiple Crises
Wednesday April 15 | 9:30 – 10:30 am EDT
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On April 15, AGSIW will host a virtual panel discussion with Mina Al-Oraibi, Linda Robinson, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, and Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish as moderator analyzing the future of the U.S. military and diplomatic presence in Iraq.
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Oil Price War Tests Saudi-Russian Investment Cooperation
Robert Mogielnicki

The collapse of the OPEC+ production agreement and the ensuing oil price war place pressure on joint investment initiatives spearheaded by Saudi and Russian sovereign wealth funds.
Succession Crisis in Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces
Ali Alfoneh

While it took the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps less than 24 hours to replace Major General Qassim Suleimani, Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces is suffering more from its leadership succession woes.
Tehran's Support for Sectarian Militias Grows Despite the Coronavirus and Economic Crisis
Hussein Ibish

The Iranian government's network of foreign militia groups represents its primary regional power projection and national security tool.
Ego-balization versus Eco-operation: Prioritizing Human Security in the Face of Global Crises
Emma Soubrier

The coronavirus outbreak presents Gulf – and global – leaders with an opportunity to prioritize human security in their foreign policies.
Saudi Response to Coronavirus Seen as Emphasizing Public Health, Not Internal Politics
Abdullah F. Alrebh  

As King Salman warns of the difficult fight ahead, the rationale behind the Saudi government’s quarantine measures is being closely scrutinized.
AGSIW in Arabic
  في حين أن معظم دول الخليج لجأت إلى مؤسساتها الحكومية لمكافحة فيروس كورونا، فقد كان للشباب في الكويت والبحرين دوراً أكثر فعالية من خلال منظمات المجتمع المدني شبه المستقلة
  تعيد جائحة فيروس كورونا تعريف مفهوم مسئولية المواطنين ومجتمع الأعمال، بما يؤثر على هياكل الدولة الريعية، والتي هي في طور التطور بالفعل، وتُبرز تحديات اقتصادية ودينية
  كما حذر الملك سلمان من صعوبة المعركة مع فيروس كورونا، فإن الأساس المنطقي وراء إجراءات الحجر الصحي للحكومة السعودية قد تم فحصه عن كثب
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Past Event
The Conflict in Yemen in its Sixth Year

On March 30, AGSIW hosted a briefing discussing salient issues and developments in the conflict in Yemen as it enters its sixth year.
In the Media
  • The New York Times: Hussein Ibish commented on U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s position on a potential resolution to the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.
  • L’Orient Le Jour: Ibish discussed the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economies and foreign policies of the Gulf Arab states.
  • Trends Research & Advisory: At the e-symposium “Confronting the Challenges of COVID-19: A New Global Outlook,” Hussein Ibish delivered an international security perspective, discussing the potential for international cooperation in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Georgetown University: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman joined a virtual student seminar discussing Iran's desire to use Iraq to expand its strategic depth in regional affairs through the use of proxy forces, religious outreach, and local political allies.
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