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April 20, 2020
Saudi Energy Ministry via AP
Upcoming Event
After Agreement to Cut Production, What’s Next for Oil- and Gas-Producing Countries?
Tuesday April 21 | 9:30 – 11:00 am EDT

On April 21, AGSIW will host a virtual panel discussion with Erin Blanton, Jason Bordoff, Robin Mills, Robert Mogielnicki, Christof Rühl, and Kate Dourian as moderator analyzing the historic deal that ended the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.
The Presidency of the Republic of Iraq Office/Handout via REUTERS
Are Tehran and a Key Ally Really at Odds Over the Iraqi Prime Minister-designate?
  Ali Alfoneh | اقرأ بالعربية

Tehran and Kataib Hezbollah's conflicting reactions to Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi reflect a division of labor rather than poor coordination.
After Hard Landing, Gulf Aviation Industry Braces for Slow Takeoff
 Robert Mogielnicki

Abrupt and potentially lasting changes to the Gulf’s air transport sector threaten existing business models over the short and medium terms.
South Asian Energy Demand Destruction Highlights Gulf Vulnerabilities
 Colby Connelly

The world’s largest coronavirus lockdown in South Asia is placing unprecedented downward pressure on energy demand.
Libya is Sliding Toward Partition
Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

Despite international backing, neither side of the civil war can achieve a decisive victory.
AGSIW in Arabic
  إن الخلاف بين طهران وكتائب حزب الله تجاه رئيس الوزراء المكلف مصطفى الكاظمي يعبر عن تقسيم للأدوار أكثر من كونه تنسيقاً ضعيفاً بينهما
AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Past Event
Inherent Uncertainty: The Future of the U.S. Presence as Iraq Confronts Multiple Crises

On April 15, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion analyzing the future of the U.S. military and diplomatic presence in Iraq.
  • American Academy of Diplomacy: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman presented a lecture examining the U.S. presence in Iraq, concentrating on U.S. and Iranian competition in that country.
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