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July 5, 2022
 Members attend the session of the advisory Shura Council, Doha, Qatar, October 26, 2021. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari)
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Upcoming Event
Book Launch: Kinship, State Formation and Governance in the Arab Gulf States
Thursday July 7 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT | Online

On July 7, AGSIW will host a discussion on Scott Weiner's new publication examining tribe-state relations in the Gulf. Courtney Freer will serve as discussant and Kristin Smith Diwan will moderate the conversation.
A poster of Iraqi Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, is seen as Iraqi demonstrators stand on a high-rise building during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, January 26, 2020. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani)
REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
After Sistani: Is There a Successor to Continue His Legacy?
  Geneive Abdo

Since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani has played a key role in Iraq’s religious and political spheres, particularly as a staunch opponent of vilayet e-faqih.
The European Union and Gulf Energy: A Gateway for Cooperation
  Robin Mills

In recent years, the EU has been inattentive to the GCC, but the immediate Ukrainian crisis and the long-term climate crisis have combined to jolt Brussels out of this complacency.
Drones, AI, and Task Force 59: A Solution for the UAE Navy’s Lack of Manpower
  Albert Vidal

Unmanned systems and artificial intelligence could help bridge the manpower gap in Gulf navies and provide new opportunities for the United States and its partners to maintain maritime security.
Investing in Geography: Will the Saudi Bid to Become a Logistics Hub Pay Dividends?
  Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco

With more than 1,400 miles of coast overlooking two of the busiest global shipping routes and a unique geographic position connecting three continents, Saudi Arabia has placed logistics at the core of its economic diversification agenda.
AGSIW in Arabic
  يلجأ البحرينيون والعمانيون والكويتيون لإجراء تعديلات وزارية لغايات مختلفة: الإشارة لجهود توطيد النظام، أو توطيد سيطرة زعيم جديد، أو كمناورة ملكية في مواجهة البرلمان
  شكل اعتصام أعضاء مجلس الأمة الكويتي مثالاً نادرًا نسبيًا لاحتجاج سياسي هادف وناجح لتحقيق أهداف سياسية محدودة، ولكن من غير المرجح أن يستمر الشعور الجيد بالوحدة الوطنية
  لقد تم تمديد الهدنة الهشة في اليمن، ولكن ما يزال هناك الكثير من العمل المطلوب لوضع نهاية للنزاع
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