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July 26, 2021
Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, chairman of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, looks out at the solar power plant Shams 1 during its official inauguration at Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2013. (REUTERS/Ben Job)
Upcoming Event
Transitioning to Non-Oil Economies in the Gulf: Successes, Failures, and the Path Forward
Tuesday July 27 | 8:00 - 9:30 am EDT

On July 27, AGSIW and the National University of Singapore's Middle East Institute will host a discussion with Tilak Doshi, Kate Dourian, and Robert Mogielnicki on economic diversification efforts in the Gulf Arab states. Clemens Chay will moderate the discussion.
 Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr speaks during a press conference in Najaf, Iraq, Feb. 10. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
AP Photo/Anmar Khalil
Sadr’s Boycott Threat Puts Election Timeframe in Question
  Geneive Abdo and Yaser Mekki |
اقرأ بالعربية

Muqtada al-Sadr’s announcement that he will boycott upcoming parliamentary elections has thrown the electoral process into disarray at a time when the future stability of Iraq depends on legitimate and transparent elections.
Old and New Divisions Block Libya’s Path to Elections
  Anna L. Jacobs |
اقرأ بالعربية

Divisions among Libya’s political, security, and financial institutions remain a key obstacle to the political transition process, and foreign powers still stoke many of these divisions for their own strategic interests.
Free Zones in Dubai: Accelerators for Artificial Intelligence in the Gulf
  Robert Mogielnicki via Palgrave Macmillan

Mogielnicki examines how Dubai's free zones contribute to the growth of artificial intelligence utilization in the Gulf in the book Artificial Intelligence in the Gulf: Challenges and Opportunities (Palgrave Macmillan 2021).
AGSIW in Arabic
  على الصعيد الداخلي، تعامل بايدن بفعالية وحقق انجازات هامة
  توجد طبقة جديدة من الموسيقيين الموهوبين في دول الخليج، موسيقاهم هي دعوة واضحة للتغيير الشخصي بجانب تجديد اجتماعي ثقافي يمتد من جدة إلى المنامة ونيو أورلينز
  أدى إعلان مقتدى الصدر عن مقاطعته الانتخابات البرلمانية القادمة إلى وضع العملية الانتخابية في حالة من الفوضى في وقت يعتمد فيه استقرار العراق المستقبلي على انتخابات شرعيّة وشفافة
  لا تزال الانقسامات بين المؤسسات السياسية والأمنية والمالية الليبية تشكل عقبة رئيسية في طريق البلاد نحو العملية الانتقالية السياسية، ولا تزال القوى الأجنبية تؤجج تلك الانقسامات لخدمة مصالحها الاستراتيجية
  تتمتع دول الخليج بعلاقات تاريخية عميقة تربطها بأفغانستان. مع اقتراب انتهاء مهمة حلف الناتو، قد يكون لديهم النفوذ للمساعدة في تحقيق استقرار أفغانستان ورسم مسار نحو السلام والمصالحة
Past Event
Reengaging Assad: What's Behind Arab Outreach to Syria?

On July 22, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Ibrahim Hamidi, Emile Hokayem, and Ambassador William Roebuck examining Gulf Arab reengagement with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Jennifer Cafarella moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • Missouri Review: Ambassador William Roebuck's essay “Raqqa’s Inferno – A Diplomat Reads Dante in Syria” was named a finalist for the Missouri Review’s 2020 James E. Smith Editors’ Prize for nonfiction.
  • Gulf Research Meeting: AGSIW participated in the 2021 Gulf Research Meeting, organized by the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge. Kristin Smith Diwan presented her paper "Re-thinking Diriyah: Heritage and Entertainment in the new Saudi Nationalism" at the workshop "Art, Museums and Cultural Initiatives in the Arabian Gulf: An Examination of Future Directions in a Shifting Political World." Robert Mogielnicki presented his paper "High-Tech Nationalization of Gulf Employment: A New Sector-Based Approach in Dubai," as part of the workshop "Nationalization of GCC Labor Markets: The Changing Role of Higher Education in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution." Emma Soubrier co-directed the workshop "Europe and the Multipolarization of the Gulf."
  • The National Interest Foundation: Geneive Abdo spoke on the panel "U.S. Potholes in Iraq: 31 Years After Saddam’s Invasion of Kuwait."
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