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June 28, 2021
 Iraqi demonstrators gather to mark the first anniversary of anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq, October 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani)
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Upcoming Events
The Long Game in Iraq: Are Shia Clerics and Activists Finding Common Cause To Confront the State?
Tuesday June 29 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT

On June 29, AGSIW will host a discussion of Geneive Abdo's recent paper examining cooperation between influential Iraqi clerics and civil society activists. Abdo will be joined by Abbas Kadhim. Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman will moderate the discussion.
Book Launch: A Political Economy of Free Zones in Gulf Arab States
Tuesday July 13 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT

On July 13, AGSIW will host a discussion of Robert Mogielnicki's recent book, A Political Economy of Free Zones in Gulf Arab States. Mogielnicki will be joined by Ziad DaoudSanam Vakil will moderate the discussion.
 A man looks at solar panels at the Taleghan Renewable Energy Site in Taleghan, 99 miles northwest of Iran's capital Tehran, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi
Low-Carbon Energy in Iran
  Robin Mills

Iran’s renewable energy potential is sizeable and underdeveloped, and it provides an opportunity for more fruitful international cooperation.
Iraq Steps Up Solar Energy Plans With 2 GW Award to the UAE
  Kate Dourian

Iraq’s deal with Masdar offers hope for Baghdad’s renewable energy agenda and for alleviating electricity shortages that have long plagued the country.
Flexibility, Multifaceted Objectives Contribute to Persistence of Gulf Free Zones
  Robert Mogielnicki

Free zones are poised to remain central elements of the post-coronavirus economic recoveries in Gulf Arab states despite shocks impacting the broader business-oriented sector and ongoing commercial reforms.
AGSIW in Arabic
  لا يمكن لبايدن مواجهة الأخطار والتحديات الخارجية بشكل فعّال، في الوقت الذي تعاني منه الجبهة الأميركية الداخلية من خلل سياسي وشروخ اجتماعية وثقافية
In the Media
  • NATO: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman delivered a lecture on the security situation in Iraq to the Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
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