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April 19, 2021
 Houthi supporters attend a rally marking six years for a Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, March 26. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
AP Photo/Hani Mohammed
Upcoming Event
With Renewed Efforts To End the War, What are the Prospects for Peace in Yemen?
Wednesday April 28 | 10:00 - 11:30 EDT

On April 28, AGSIW will host a discussion with Fatima Abo Alasrar, Ibrahim Jalal, and Rasha Jarhum on efforts to end the conflict in Yemen. Gregory D. Johnsen will moderate the discussion.
 ADNOC headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE December 10, 2019 (REUTERS/Satish Kumar)
REUTERS/Satish Kumar
Everything at Once: Transformation of Abu Dhabi’s Oil Policy
 Ben Cahill

Abu Dhabi traditionally managed its oil and gas resources cautiously and conserved hydrocarbon wealth for future generations, but the energy transition is reshaping its strategy.
The Biden Team Eyes the Conflict in Syria Warily
 Ambassador William Roebuck

The Biden team must assess whether it has the leverage and sufficient regional support if it wants to continue with the status quo in Syria.
Qatar’s Regional Relations and Foreign Policy After Al Ula
  Anna L. Jacobs |
اقرأ بالعربية

The agreement ending the rift with Qatar seems to have helped mitigate some regional tensions, but will the spirit of cooperation continue?
Japan’s Oil Diplomacy in the Gulf: Old Idea, New Approaches
  Narayanappa Janardhan |
اقرأ بالعربية

Japan’s need for energy security has long driven relations with the Gulf states, but, under the banner of economic diplomacy, Gulf-Japan ties are diversifying.
Turkey’s Africa Policy: Success Story or Inflated Narrative?
 Yusuf Kenan Küçük

Facing domestic and external pressure on multiple fronts, Turkey is in desperate need of success stories, especially in the foreign policy domain.
Israel-UAE Normalization: Poised for Economic Breakout
  Omar Al Marzooqi, Salman Sarwar, and Zach Schenk

Given the complementarity of long-term economic interests between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and the ties already taking root, relations will likely continue to grow.
Immigration and Foreign Policy Changes Abound in the Race for Talent
 Robert Mogielnicki via Henley & Partners

Regional governments are jockeying for greater influence in a post-pandemic order by implementing new socioeconomic policies, heightening economic competition, and racing to vaccinate their populations.
AGSIW in Arabic
  هذه المواقف الأمريكية تبين أن إدارة بايدن، مثل إدارة أوباما، تتعامل بضبابية، وبشكل متعدد الجوانب، مع اجراءات إسرائيل التخريبية والعنيفة ضد البرنامج النووي الإيراني والعاملين فيه
  يبدو أن الاتفاق الذي عمل على رأب الصدع مع قطر قد ساهم في تخفيف بعض التوترات الإقليمية، ولكن هل سيكتب الاستمرار لروح التعاون هذه؟
  عندما أطلقت إيران صواريخها على القواعد العراقية، التي تستضيف القوات الأمريكية، انتقاماً لاغتيال قائد فيلق القدس الإيراني، اللواء قاسم سليماني، في يناير/كانون الثاني 2020، سرت تكهنات حول إلغاء رئيس وزراء اليابان شينزو آبي جولته في الشرق الأوسط
  من خلال تجميع صور حفلات الزفاف، واستكشاف تطور الموسيقى الخليجية، واستخدام الفكاهة في الكتابة عن سلوك الناس في شهر رمضان المبارك، تسلط أمينة معارض فنية بحرينية الضوء على قصص شيقة عن المجتمعات الخليجية
Past Event
The Transformation of Abu Dhabi's Oil Industry

As part of AGSIW’s Energy Series, Ben Cahill previewed his paper for AGSIW, “Everything at Once: Transformation of Abu Dhabi’s Oil Policy,” and discussed how, under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Abu Dhabi has made a fundamental shift in its oil policy since 2016. Kate Dourian moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • France 24: In an interview, Geneive Abdo discussed talks on Iran's nuclear program.
  • The National: Hussein Ibish commented on the attacks on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility.
  • Arabian Business: Robert Mogielnicki discussed the United Arab Emirates’ new trade policy and the role of reexports in the country’s economy.
  • Al Hurra: In an interview, Abdo discussed the April 14 drone attack targeting U.S. troops at Erbil airport, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
  • Central Banking: Mogielnicki commented on the accelerating nature of workforce nationalization trends in Kuwait.
  • Arabi 21: In an interview, Kristin Smith Diwan discussed the progress in regional reconciliation efforts with Qatar.
  • Chief Investment Officer: Mogielnicki commented on challenges facing tourism projects for Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.
  • Zenger: Ibish commented on the UAE's role as a mediator between India and Pakistan.
  • National War College: Kristin Smith Diwan presented a seminar on “The Aftermath of the Khashoggi Killing – Consequences for the U.S.-Saudi Relationship.”
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