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July 20, 2020
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Upcoming Event
Toward a Green Recovery in the Gulf States
Thursday July 23 | 9:30 - 10:30 am EDT

On July 23, AGSIW will host a virtual panel discussion with Aisha Al-Sarihi, Rabia Ferroukhi, Mari Luomi, Grzegorz Peszko, and Samantha Gross examining climate-related challenges to Gulf economic revival plans amid the pandemic.
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Looming Peak Oil Demand Triggers Gulf Race for Natural Gas
 Kate Dourian

The dash for gas will have ramifications for economic and energy models of the region’s petrostates for years to come as environmental pressures mount within the region and beyond.
What a Second Donald Trump Term Might Mean for Gulf Arab Countries
 Hussein Ibish 
اقرأ بالعربية

Gulf states have much to hope for, and worry about, if President Trump wins reelection.
100 Days In, Sultan Haitham Charts a New Course for Oman
 Turki bin Ali al-Balushi 
اقرأ بالعربية

The first decisions of Oman's new sultan, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, demonstrate a calm and deliberate ruling style and offer a glimpse into important changes that may be yet to come.
Expatriate Outflow Adds to Economic Woes in Gulf Arab States
 Narayanappa Janardhan 
اقرأ بالعربية 

The double whammy of low oil prices and the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown in the Gulf Arab states has forced governments to deal with a changing labor market.
Escalation of Low-Intensity Conflict With Iran Raises Stakes for Gulf States
 Hussein Ibish 

Some Gulf states may take satisfaction in Iran's setbacks, but they are vulnerable to potential retaliation.
AGSIW in Arabic
  لدى دول الخليج الكثير مما تأمله وتقلق بشأنه إذا نجح الرئيس ترامب في إعادة انتخابه
  توضح قرارات السلطان العُماني الجديد هيثم بن طارق آل سعيد أسلوب حكم هادئ ومنظم، وتعطي صورة عن التغيرات المهمة التي قد تحدث فيما بعد
  إن الضربة المزدوجة نتيجة انخفاض أسعار النفط والركود الاقتصادي الناجم عن فيروس كورونا في دول الخليج العربية أجبرت الحكومات على التعامل مع سوق العمل المتغير
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