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July 18, 2022
President Joseph R. Biden Jr. walk down the steps of Air Force One upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, July 13. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Upcoming Event
What Did Biden's Trip Achieve for the United States and Its Middle East Partners?
Tuesday July 19 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EDT | Online

On Tuesday July 19, AGSIW will host a discussion examining President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s visit to Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories, and Saudi Arabia and consider implications for relations with the United States' partners in the region.
 A visitor tries the metaverse service at the SK Telecom stand during GSMA's 2022 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 28. (REUTERS/Albert Gea)
REUTERS/Albert Gea
A Race to the Future: The UAE in the Metaverse
  Sussan Saikali | اقرأ بالعربية  

The metaverse is the next promising frontier of technology, and the UAE wants to take the lead.
Sadr’s Exit Opens Door for Greater Iranian Influence in Iraq
  Massaab Al-Aloosy

Iran’s supporters appear to be using a carrot-and-stick approach to co-opt Sunni politicians, aiming to fragment the Sunni camp in any future elections and to make it easier to pressure its leaders.
The Knot: Putting Young Emiratis at the Forefront of Memory Preservation and Storytelling
  Nada Ammagui for Millennial Gulf

Founded by an Emirati cultural educator, The Knot reimagines how international visitors and local residents alike can learn about the UAE’s history and traditions.
Al-Wefaq Warns Against Israeli Radars in Bahrain

The July 12 edition of the Iran Media Review considers the response of Bahrain’s banned Shia Islamist political society al-Wefaq to Israeli reports of radar deployments in the Gulf.
Ayatollah Khamenei’s Predictions on Israel’s Demise

The July 15 edition of the Iran Media Review considers Iran’s state-censored media predictions on the "demise of Israel."
AGSIW in Arabic
  الميتافيرس هو حدود التكنولوجيا المستقبلية الواعدة، ودولة الإمارات تريد أن تتولى دور القيادة
Understanding Global Political Violence: Iraq and Saudi Arabia

On May 31, AGSIW hosted researchers from the Chicago Project on Security and Threats to present findings and insights into political violence across the globe for 2021. This series of videos investigates violence in Iraq as well as Islamic State recruitment in Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
In the Media
  • CNBC: Ambassador William Roebuck discussed criticism following President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s trip to the Middle East.
  • AFP: Kristin Smith Diwan and Hussein Ibish commented on the greeting between Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  • The Washington Post: Ibish commented on the outcomes of Biden's visit. He additionally discussed U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia for CNBC and the Independent. And Ibish commented on the participation of Iraq's prime minister in the Jeddah summit of regional leaders and Biden for The National. Ibish also discussed the U.S.-Saudi relationship in the South China Morning Post.
  • Al Hurra: In an interview, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman discussed Biden’s trip to the Middle East and the possibility of Saudi Arabia normalizing relations with Israel. He also discussed the trip with US Arab Radio and Al Jazeera.
  • Middle East Eye: In an interview, Robert Mogielnicki discussed the transfer of Red Sea islands from Egypt to Saudi Arabia alongside Biden’s visit.
  • UN Dispatch: In a podcast, Diwan addressed Biden's visit to Saudi Arabia in the context of the administration's Middle East policy and domestic policy priorities.
  • VOA Kurdish: In an interview, Yerevan Saeed discussed Biden's visit to Saudi Arabia and its potential impact on oil prices.
  • The New Arab: Diwan commented on Kuwait's Parliament.
  • DAWN: As part of the "Democracy in Exile Roundtable," Diwan commented on new priorities for the Biden administration after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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