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The Dhow
May 24, 2021
Upcoming Events
The Gulf Cooperation Council at 40
Thursday May 27 | 10:00 - 11:00 EDT

On May 27, AGSIW will host a discussion with Abdullah Baabood, Matteo Legrenzi, and Emma Soubrier examining the Gulf Cooperation Council's impact on its member states, the Gulf, and international relations, 40 years after its founding. Kristin Smith Diwan will moderate the discussion.
Reaching for the Golden Ticket: Long-Term Residency and Citizenship Schemes in the Gulf
Wednesday June 2 | 10:00 - 11:00 EDT

On June 2, AGSIW will host a discussion with Eman Alhussein, Noora Lori, and Omar Al-Ubaydli on the economic future of expatriates and citizens in the Gulf. Robert Mogielnicki will moderate the discussion.
Postponed – Climate Action in the UAE: A Conversation with Aisha Al Abdooli, UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

AGSIW's discussion with Aisha Al Abdooli of the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, originally planned for May 25, has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.
REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee
Abraham Accords Face Early Test
  Kristin Smith Diwan

Israeli expansionism in East Jerusalem and the attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque prompt sharp condemnation and popular support for Palestinians from Gulf signatories to the Abraham Accords.
Obaid AlBudoor: An Emirati Photographer Finds Beauty in the Desert Wilderness
  Joud Al Marar for Millennial Gulf |
اقرأ بالعربية

A self-taught local photographer explores the region’s hidden gems and captures underrepresented cultural practices.
OPEC and the IEA Expect Strong Oil Demand Recovery Despite Faltering India
  Kate Dourian

Oil prices shrugged off concerns over India, topping $70 per barrel for benchmark Brent crude in response to improved market fundamentals and drawdowns in global oil inventories.
Rising Crime and Insecurity in Iran
  Sara Bazoobandi |
اقرأ بالعربية

The Iranian government’s failure to devise policies to address the economic challenges facing Iranians has directly contributed to the rise of crime in Iran.
America's Attitude to Palestine and Israel Has Subtly Shifted
  Hussein Ibish via The National

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stuck to the well-established playbook by insisting in public on Israel's right to defend itself while applying pressure behind the scenes for a cease-fire. But developments in Congress were wildly off script.
AGSIW in Arabic
  مصور محترف محلي، تعلم المهنة بنفسه، يستكشف الجواهر الخفية في المنطقة ويلتقط ممارسات ثقافية لم تحظ بالاهتمام الكافي
  إن فشل الحكومة الإيرانية في وضع سياسات لمواجهة التحديات الاقتصادية التي تواجه الإيرانيين قد ساهم بشكل مباشر في ارتفاع معدل الجريمة في إيران
Past Events
Tehran and Washington: Back to the Nuclear Deal, and Beyond?

On May 17, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Raghida Dergham, Suzanne DiMaggio, and Ali Vaez examining the Biden administration's efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal. Hussein Ibish moderated the discussion.
The Future of Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in the Middle East and North Africa

On May 19, AGSIW hosted 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 moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • European University Institute: Robert Mogielnicki gave a presentation on the prospects for cooperative economic diplomacy in the Gulf region as part of the Middle East Directions annual conference, “Where Do We Start? Designing Steps Toward a Regional Security System in the Persian Gulf,” held by the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre.
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