The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW 

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People watch the sunset over the city skyline, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
DATE: Wednesday July 24
TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
SPEAKERS: Yasser Elsheshtawy, Sarah Moser, Farah Al-Nakib
MODERATOR: Kristin Smith Diwan
The Bridge blog
As fiscal constraints increase, tensions in the Gulf rise, and uncertainties surrounding political transition loom, Oman’s role in the Gulf Arab region could come under pressure.
The Iranian government has been constantly seeking strategies to circumvent U.S. sanctions, but these efforts have not led to a sustainable and secure solution.
AGSIW in Arabic
طور الأحداث في مياه الخليج لتعيد إلى الذاكرة "حرب الناقلات" في ثمانينيات القرن الماضي في فترة إدارة الرئيس ريغان
Past Event
Panel discussion, "Downstream Horizons: What is the Future for Economic Diversification in Gulf Arab States?" with Ziad Daoud, left, Sona Varma, center, and Robert Mogielnicki
On July 24, AGSIW hosted a panel discussion with Ziad Daoud, chief Middle East economist at Bloomberg Economics, and Sona Varma, lead economist for the Middle East and North Africa region at the World Bank, critically examining the current state of economic diversification initiatives in Gulf Arab states. Senior Resident Scholar Robert Mogielnicki moderated the discussion.
Isolated by its neighbors, Qatar is improbably balancing friendships with the three contesting powers in the Middle East: the United States, Turkey, and Iran.
In the Media
Kristin Smith DiwanFor L’Orient Le Jour, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Oman’s economic and foreign policies and the country’s role in the region.

Speaking with AFP, Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish commented on the impact of Saudi-Turkish tensions on Turkey’s economy. For Expreso, Ibish discussed the Trump administration's regional focus on Iran.

For The Media Line, Resident Scholar Robert Mogielnicki discussed U.S.-Qatari relations.
Panel discussion with PartnersGlobal on women candidates in Kuwait's electionsAGSIW co-hosted a discussion with PartnersGlobal on women candidates in Kuwait’s elections with Kristin Smith Diwan, AGSIW senior resident scholar; Stephenie Foster, founding partner at Smash Strategies; and Leanah Al Awadhi, founder of Cross-Cultural Diwaniya.
Development Coordinator

Period: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC

Summary: The Development Coordinator plays a critical role supporting the Senior Director of Programs and Outreach in fundraising, identifying potential partners and sponsors, and coordinating and managing programs relevant to donor sustainment.
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Fall 2019 Program and Digital Media Internship

Period: August – December 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline Extended: July 26

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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