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 Anti-government protesters hold pictures of Lebanese leaders during a protest, in Beirut's Ashrafieh district, Lebanon, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Upcoming Events
Sectarian Identities and the Rise of Nationalism in the Middle East
Wednesday June 9 | 10:00 - 11:30 EDT

On June 9, AGSIW and SEPAD will host a discussion with Geneive Abdo, Simon Mabon, and Maha Yahya examining sectarianism and nationalism in the Middle East. Kristin Smith Diwan will moderate the discussion.
Viennese Waltz: How Can the U.S. Balance Its Priorities With Gulf Arab Concerns as It Engages Iran?
Wednesday June 16 | 10:00 - 11:30 EDT

On June 16, AGSIW will host a discussion with Thomas L. Friedman, Suzanne Maloney, and Ambassador Frank G. Wisner on the ongoing Vienna negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement. Hussein Ibish will moderate the discussion.
Climate Action in the UAE: A Conversation with Aisha Al Abdooli, UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
Thursday June 17 | 10:00 - 11:00 EDT

On June 17, AGSIW will host Aisha Al Abdooli, acting assistant undersecretary for green development and climate change for the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, to discuss the UAE’s climate-related initiatives and multilateral collaborative efforts.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announces a zero-carbon city called "The Line" to be built at Neom in northwestern Saudi Arabia, January 10. (Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS)
Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS
The Line: A Promising Vision for a Progressive Future?
  Yasser Elsheshtawy |
اقرأ بالعربية

Regardless of whether The Line comes to fruition, the most important aspect of the project may be its promotion of a new vision of urban living.
AGSIW in Arabic
  بصرف النظر عما إذا كان مشروع "ذا لاين" سيؤتي ثماره أم لا، فقد يكون أهم مظهر من مظاهر المشروع هو ترويجه لرؤية جديدة للحياة الحضرية
  يشير قيام رئيس الوزراء العراقي مصطفى الكاظمي باعتقال أحد قادة الميليشيات الأقوياء واحتجازه إلى تغييرات هامة في العراق في الوقت الذي تستعد فيه البلاد لانتخابات برلمانية
Past Event
Reaching for the Golden Ticket: Long-Term Residency and Citizenship Schemes in the Gulf

On June 2, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Eman Alhussein, Noora Lori, and Omar Al-Ubaydli on the economic future of expatriates and citizens in the Gulf. Robert Mogielnicki moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • London School of Economics Middle East Centre: Robert Mogielnicki presented a forthcoming book chapter, “Privatizing Natural Gas Assets in the Gulf: A Sustainable Bridge to Diversified Economies,” at the workshop "Exports, Diversification, and Economic Growth in the GCC States."
  • Israel Policy Forum: Hussein Ibish participated in the panel "Normalization and Engagement in Israeli-Palestinian Peace” during the Israel Policy Forum’s inaugural policy summit.
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