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May 10, 2021
 Then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend a bilateral meeting in Vienna, Austria, May 17, 2016. (Leonhard Foeger via AP)
Leonhard Foeger via AP
Upcoming Events
Tehran and Washington: Back to the Nuclear Deal, and Beyond?
Monday May 17 | 10:00 - 11:30 EDT

On May 17, AGSIW will host a discussion with Raghida Dergham, Suzanne DiMaggio, and Ali Vaez examining the Biden administration's efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal. Hussein Ibish will moderate the discussion.
The Future of Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in the Middle East and North Africa
Wednesday May 19 | 10:00 - 11:30 EDT

On May 19, AGSIW will host a discussion with Robin Mills, Li-Chen Sim, and Faris Al-Sulayman on the transition to alternative energy sources in the Middle East and North Africa. Kate Dourian will moderate the discussion.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, second right, listens to head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi while visiting an exhibition of Iran's nuclear achievements, Tehran, Iran, April 10. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
Iranian Presidency Office via AP
Saudi Arabia’s New Dialogue With Iran was Long in the Making
  Hussein Ibish |
اقرأ بالعربية

New talks reflect a broad range of regional and international developments in recent years.
Abraham Accords Bring Stronger Trilateral Ties for Israel, UAE, and Morocco
  Anna L. Jacobs

Normalization deals offer growing economic, security, and political ties beyond relations with Israel or even the United States.
AGSIW in Arabic
  تعكس هذه المحادثات الجديدة مجموعة واسعة من التطورات الإقليمية والدولية في السنوات الأخيرة
In the Media
  • The Economist: In a letter to the editor, Robert Mogielnicki commented on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to attract foreign direct investment and create jobs for Saudi citizens.
  • BBC World News: In an interview, Hussein Ibish discussed the arrest of Qatar's finance minister over his alleged misuse of funds. He additionally commented on the arrest for AFP.
  • AP: Mogielnicki commented on Dubai's real estate market.
  • France 24: Emma Soubrier commented on the Biden administration's position toward the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Al Jazeera: In an interview, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman discussed Saudi-Iranian dialogue and Iraqi mediation.
  • Al Hurra: In an interview, Geneive Abdo discussed attacks on bases hosting U.S. troops in Iraq, allegedly launched by Iranian-backed Iraqi militias, and potential impacts on Iran nuclear talks.
  • L'Orient Le Jour: Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's April interview five years after the announcement of Vision 2030. She additionally discussed the interview for El Pais.
  • Israel Policy Forum: In an interview, Ibish discussed Israel's regional integration.
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