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Upcoming Event
 Participants attend the opening of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
DATE: Tuesday July 9
TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
SPEAKERS: Ziad Daoud, Sona Varma
MODERATOR: Robert Mogielnicki
The Bridge blog
Caught in the crossfire already, Gulf Arab countries have an important opportunity to help shape the off-ramp from confrontation.
The ongoing conflict in Yemen is inching toward the center of important debates for the United States, but international attention is unlikely to have any material impact on the conduct of the war.
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The oil market has had a somewhat muted reaction to recent attacks on oil tankers, appearing to have set aside concerns about the diplomatic storm brewing in the Middle East and instead focusing on the latest oil demand projections.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks off the House floor, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, April 3. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The Faceoff over U.S. Arms Sales to the Gulf: What Next?

On June 20, AGSIW hosted a dial-in briefing on the Trump administration's emergency arms sales to the Gulf with David B. Des Roches, AGSIW non-resident fellow and associate professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, and Dana Stroul, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
In the Media
Ali Alfoneh appears on Yahoo FinanceSenior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed tensions between the United States and Iran with Yahoo Finance, Al Arabiya, CNBC, Boston Herald, The Media Line, and Middle East Eye. For Reuters and Yahoo Finance, Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh commented on Iranian and U.S. strategy in the confrontation.

Speaking with AFP, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on a planned "public decency" law in Saudi Arabia. Also for AFP, Ibish discussed the state of U.S.-Saudi relations.

For France 24, Ibish commented on the Gulf Arab countries’ view toward U.S. initiatives in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Fall 2019 Program and Digital Media Internship

Period: August – December 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline to Apply: July 15

Summary: The Internship Program at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington provides talented students and recent graduates with a semester-long training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development.
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HR & Office Administrator

Period: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC

Summary: The HR & Office Administrator serves in a dual role involving the full spectrum of both human resource management and office management responsibilities in support of the institute’s overall mission and objectives.
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