The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW 

Upcoming Events
DATE: Tuesday April 30
TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
SPEAKERS: Abdullah K. Alshayji, Deborah K. Jones, Susan L. Ziadeh
MODERATOR: Kristin Smith Diwan

DATE: Thursday May 9
TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
SPEAKER: Steven A. Cook
MODERATOR: Hussein Ibish
The Bridge blog

The Gulf states have ceased to perceive Russia purely as an adversary; today Moscow is regarded as a reliable international partner but also a competitor.

By Kristin Smith Diwan

The case of the detained women activists in Saudi Arabia illustrates shifting power dynamics in the kingdom.
AGSIW in Arabic
تبيّن الديناميات السياسية في خلال المرحلتين الانتقاليتين في إيران في العامين 1979 و 1989 عدداً من الخصائص المشابهة التي ستلعب دوراً في هوية من سيخلف المرشد الأعلى علي خامنئي، ولكن الجديد اليوم هو الدور الذي يلعبه الحرس الثوري الإيراني في صراع الفصائل على السلطة

Sudan has long been a wild card in the competition among Middle Eastern regional alliances.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a decree promoting Brigadier-General Hossein Salami to major-general and appointed him chief commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
In the Media
Kristin Smith DiwanSpeaking with AFP, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on the implications of growing nationalism in Saudi Arabia.

Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh discussed the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in contemporary Iran for BBC Persian.
Research Associate (Politics, Society, and Culture)

Period: Part Time (20-25 hours/week, no benefits)
Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary: Provide research assistance and support to resident scholars at AGSIW. At the direction of the scholars, conduct research on Gulf politics, society, and culture with an emphasis on youth initiatives.
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HR & Office Administrator

Period: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary: The HR & Office Administrator serves in a dual role involving the full spectrum of both human resource management and office management responsibilities in support of the institute’s overall mission and objectives.
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