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July 25, 2022
 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, fist bumps President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 15. (Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS)
Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS
Biden’s Middle East Trip Achieved as Much as Possible
  Hussein Ibish | اقرأ بالعربية

The U.S. president didn't return from the region with a long checklist of accomplishments, but he didn't go with a checklist of ambitions.
Oil Price Rally Resumes After Biden Leaves Saudi Arabia
  Kate Dourian

The U.S. president got promises but no firm commitments on an oil production increase during his visit to Saudi Arabia.
Evolving Chinese Demand for Gulf Oil and Gas
  Robert Mogielnicki

China’s willingness to boost imports of discounted Russian crude oil reinforces why Gulf oil- and gas-producing states should strive for diversified energy partnerships.

This piece is part of Looking East: The China-Gulf Initiative exploring the expanding and multifaceted relations between China and Gulf Arab states.
Thriving UAE-Indonesia Ties Highlight Potential in Southeast Asia
  Narayanappa Janardhan

The continued rise of Indonesia as a Southeast Asian hub has encouraged the Gulf Arab states to view it as both an investment destination and avenue for their economic diversification and growth endeavors.
The Meccan Modernist: Hatem Alzahrani, Poetry, and a New Saudi Synthesis
  Sean Foley for Millennial Gulf | اقرأ بالعربية

For Saudi poet Hatem Alzahrani, overcoming dualities is essential when understanding his own work and that of other Arabs.
GCC States Step Up Efforts to Attract Global Wealth and Talent
  Robert Mogielnicki via Henley & Partners

Investment migration efforts and new labor market policies are part of a broader strategy to position GCC countries as hubs for global capital and talent.
Talks and Threats: Iran Reacts to Biden’s Middle East Trip

The July 19 Iran Media Review examines Iran’s countermeasures against the U.S. president’s trip to the Middle East.
Who is Outsmarting Whom? Khamenei Receives Putin in Tehran

The July 22 edition of the Iran Media Review examines Russia’s efforts to lure Iran away from Washington.
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 Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, left, listens as U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. speaks during a virtual summit with the leaders of India and the United Arab Emirates, Jerusalem, July 14. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Upcoming Event
I2U2: Partnership for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?
Wednesday August 10 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EDT | Online

On August 10, AGSIW, the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies will host a discussion on the new quadrilateral forum comprising India, Israel, the UAE, and the United States.
Past Events
What Did Biden's Trip Achieve for the United States and Its Middle East Partners?

On July 19, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, Ali Alfoneh, and Randa Slim examining President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s visit to Israel, the occupied Palestinian territories, and Saudi Arabia and considering implications for relations with the United States' partners in the region. Hussein Ibish moderated the conversation.
Roundtable With Ambassador Mohammed A. Al-Hadhrami

As part of AGSIW’s Ambassadors Series, H.E. Mohammed A. Al-Hadhrami, ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to the United States, discussed local developments in Yemen as well as ongoing international and domestic efforts to bring the conflict in the country to an end. Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, AGSIW president, moderated the discussion.
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