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June 14, 2021
 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with reporters in Amman, Jordan, May 26. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Upcoming Events
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 am 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 am 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.
 People and police forces talk on the street in Sohar, Oman, May 25. (AP Photo)
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Oman's Protesters Seek Jobs and Reform
  Rafiah Al Talei |
اقرأ بالعربية

While the high rate of unemployment among youth sparked recent protests in Oman, the problem now goes beyond creating job opportunities.
Kuwait’s Ongoing Struggle Against Gender Violence
  Nour al-Mukhled

Grassroots activism demanding an end to gender-based violence in Kuwait has gained national traction and is encouraging more legislative action.
OPEC+ Holds Course on Output as IEA Calls Time Out on Oil
  Kate Dourian

OPEC and its Russian-led allies stick to their planned oil production strategy, issuing words of caution regarding the strength of the demand recovery.
Beyond the Protests: What’s At Stake for Oman?
  Robert Mogielnicki via ISPI

Renewed socioeconomic grievances in Oman are symptomatic of the uneven, nonlinear nature of the country’s economic reforms.
AGSIW in Arabic
  مخاوف الأوروبيين لن تختف لأن بايدن لا يستطيع إقناع الأوروبيين أن ترامب هو الاستثناء للقاعدة الأميركية
  في الوقت الذي أثارت فيه نسبة البطالة المرتفعة بين الشباب موجة الاحتجاجات الأخيرة في سلطنة عمان، غير أن المشكلة الآن تتجاوز البحث عن فرص العمل إلى ما هو ابعد من ذلك
Past Event
Sectarian Identities and the Rise of Nationalism in the Middle East

On June 9, AGSIW and SEPAD hosted a discussion with Geneive Abdo, Simon Mabon, and Maha Yahya examining sectarianism and nationalism in the Middle East. Kristin Smith Diwan moderated the discussion.
Emirati officials and others visit the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. The newly-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi is unveiling a new exhibition of around 150 pieces of artwork featuring collections from the Louvre in Paris and the Palace of Versailles. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
AGSIW Archive
As part of economic diversification efforts, Abu Dhabi recently pledged $6 billion toward investments in the UAE's cultural and creative sectors. Hanan Sayed Worrell's 2017 paper "The UAE's Emergence as a Hub for Contemporary Art" highlights some of the cultural luminaries that built the contemporary art scene in the UAE as well as the museums and institutions that have served to regionalize and internationalize it.
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