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June 21, 2022
 Traditional musicians perform during celebrations for the UAE's 50th National Day, at Expo 2020 Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
Upcoming Event
Living Heritage: Passing on Traditions, Exploring the UAE’s Cultural Traditions at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Friday June 24 | 11:00 - 11:45 am EDT | In-Person

On Friday June 24, AGSIW, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC will host a discussion featuring three culture bearers from the UAE.
 U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. walks to the Oval Office of the White House after stepping off Marine One, Washington, DC, June 13. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Biden’s Trip Aims at Resurrecting U.S. Leadership in the Middle East
  Hussein Ibishاقرأ بالعربية

Having found success in reviving the Western alliance after the invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration is seeking a stronger coalition in the Middle East.
Gulf States Hedge Against Global Energy Transition, Now With Hydrogen
  Aisha Al-Sarihi

Gulf Arab states are well positioned to join global forces to accelerate the development of clean hydrogen, but first they will have to cautiously address institutional, technical, cultural, and market barriers.
Military Relations and the U.S.-Saudi Alliance
  Sussan Saikali

The status of the NESA-SANDU project mirrors the present state of U.S.-Saudi relations: extensive but in a phase of uncertainty.
AGSIW in Arabic
  بعد نجاحها في إحياء التحالف الغربي بعد غزو أوكرانيا، تسعى إدارة بايدن لتحقيق تحالف أقوى في الشرق الأوسط
In the Media
  • AFP: Kristin Smith Diwan commented on the historical and national significance of Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Al Hurra: In an interview, Ambassador William Roebuck discussed U.S. relations with Algeria and recent trade and investment talks.
  • France 24: Hussein Ibish commented on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform initiatives and centralization of political power.
  • National Defense University Near East South Asia Center: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman delivered a lecture for an Iraq Capstone program for senior Iraqi military officers on how to manage borders.
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