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June 1, 2020
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Upcoming Event
A New Iraqi Government and the Future of the Popular Mobilization Forces
Wednesday June 10 | 10:30 - 11:30 am EDT

On June 10, AGSIW will host a virtual panel discussion with Ali Alfoneh, Michael Knights, Ambassador Rend Al-Rahim, and Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman examining the future of the Popular Mobilization Forces and their relationship with the new Iraqi government.
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What a Joe Biden Presidency Might Mean for Gulf Arab Countries
 Hussein Ibish 
اقرأ بالعربية

Gulf states may find plenty to work with to strengthen ties with Washington in a Biden presidency.
The Quds Force After Suleimani
  Ali Alfoneh 

Under its new leadership, the Quds Force is no longer a popular mobilization force but commands a multinational Shia army and remains the dominant force within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund Goes on a Spending Spree
 Robert Mogielnicki 
اقرأ بالعربية

A tense period in U.S.-Saudi relations has not dissuaded the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund from investing in major U.S. companies during an opportunistic spending spree.
Ramadan Series Have Provoked an Internal Gulf Debate on Social Normalization With Israel
 Mohammad Al Yousef

Public opposition to social and political normalization with Israel appears to be holding fast among most nationals, even as some governments allow more room for advocates of Gulf-Israel relations to make their case.
AGSIW in Arabic
  قد تجد دول الخليج أن عليها الكثير للقيام به من أجل تعزيز العلاقات مع واشنطن في ظل رئاسة بايدن
  لم تثنِ فترة التوتر في العلاقات الأمريكية-السعودية صندوق الاستثمارات العامة في المملكة عن الاستثمار في كبرى الشركات الأمريكية خلال هذه الفترة، التي تعد فرصة للإسراف في الإنفاق
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Past Event
The IRGC Quds Force After Suleimani

On May 26, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion with Ali Alfoneh, Kori Schake, Josepth L. Votel, and Hussein Ibish examining new IRGC leadership and how the killing of Suleimani is likely to change Iran’s grand strategy and Quds Force operations in Iraq and beyond.
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