The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW 

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By Robert Mason and Gawdat Bahgat

Highlighting the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, this paper studies the security policy implications of civil nuclear programs and assesses the prospects for indigenous nuclear industries and relationships with international suppliers.
Market Watch

By Robin Mills

The “back-to-basics” economic strategy now underway in the region represents a partial retreat, or at least a refocusing, from the ambitious diversification goals of past years.

By Omar Al-Ubaydli

Many natural resource-dependent countries have tried to restructure government finances in the wake of falling commodity prices, with little success. However, Bahrain’s current efforts may bear fruit.
In just a few years, the kingdom’s most important constituency could be the U.S. Democratic Party.
Past Events

On April 11, Nayef Al-Hajraf, minister of finance of Kuwait, discussed the challenges and opportunities in this era of economic reform with a focus on Kuwait Vision 2035 and its goal to transform Kuwait into an attractive financial and trade hub in the region.

As part of its continuing in-depth coverage of the war in Yemen, AGSIW hosted a roundtable discussion evaluating the congressional divide over the U.S. role in Yemen, including the Trump administration's policy toward the conflict. The discussion was held under the Chatham House Rule.
In the Media
Kristin Smith DiwanFor Financial Times, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Saudi women entrepreneurs in the restaurant business.

Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed the U.S. Congress’ perspective on Saudi Arabia's interest in developing civil nuclear energy technology for The Daily Beast.

On Iran International TV, Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh discussed the Trump administration’s designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.
Ibrahim Al-MuhannaAGSIW Board Member Ibrahim Al-Muhanna received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of Saudi Arabis' International Energy Affairs at the Gulf Intelligence Saudi Arabia Energy Forum.

Resident Scholar Robert Mogielnicki gave the presentation “Iran in Africa: A Geographic and Strategic Assessment” at the Africa Regional Expertise Development Symposium, hosted by the Academy for Defense Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency Middle East/Africa Regional Center.
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