The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW 

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The Bridge blog

By Ambassador Stephen A. Seche

The U.N. special envoy to Yemen announced that the principal parties to the conflict are now prepared to implement key provisions of the Stockholm Agreement. Is this a done deal, or just one more false start for a process that is now the object of growing skepticism?

The recent rise in oil prices takes some pressure off OPEC and its non-OPEC allies. However, Saudi Arabia seems to want a deeper drawdown in global inventories before deciding whether to loosen output restrictions.

By Yasser Elsheshtawy

Through a series of megaprojects aimed at beautifying the city, Riyadh has the potential to offer a unique model of urbanity that can be a counterpoint to the more speculative trends pervasive in the region.
AGSIW in Arabic
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In the Media
Stephen A. SecheFor The Washington Post, Ambassador Stephen A. Seche, AGSIW executive vice president, discussed the Trump administration’s veto of congressional legislation to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and what the decision means for the United States’ Gulf allies.

Speaking with L’Orient Le Jour, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s strengthened position in the government, six months after the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Also speaking with L’Orient Le Jour, Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed Saudi and Iranian outreach efforts in Iraq.

For VOA, Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh discussed the logistical challenges of the Trump administration’s decision to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.

In an article focusing on inconsistencies in standards with new social reforms in Saudi Arabia, AFP referenced AGSIW's examination of the issue, "The Gray Zone of Social Reforms in Saudi Arabia" by Eman Alhussein and Sara Almohamadi.
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