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August 1, 2022
From left: Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed al-Sabah, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, Sayyid Badr Albusaidi of Oman, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pose for a photo prior to a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 1. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
Upcoming Events
How Has the Invasion of Ukraine Reshaped Russia’s Influence in the Middle East?
Thursday August 4 | 10:00 - 11:30 am EDT | Online

On August 4, AGSIW, the University of Haifa, and the National Security Studies Center will host a discussion examining Gulf-Russia relations since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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.
 Then chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla, holds a press conference at the corporation's headquarters in Tripoli, Libya, July 11. (AP Photo/Yousef Murad)
AP Photo/Yousef Murad
Libya Resumes Pumping Oil, but Political Crisis Drags On
  Ambassador William Roebuck

U.N. diplomatic efforts on the ground keep a lid on the conflict, but the prospects for a roadmap to elections – and greater stability – remain dim.
Waiting on Hardship: Economic Jihad or Market Liberalization in Iran?
  Sara Bazoobandi

The Raisi government’s political rhetoric of submission to economic hardship fails to provide a tangible economic solution to tackle Iran’s economic crisis.
I2U2 Summit Overlooks Geopolitics in Favor of Economic Collaboration
  Narayanappa Janardhan and Gedaliah Afterman

The grouping of India, Israel, the UAE, and the United States is likely to remain successful only if it is a harbinger for the present and future in the economic development domain and not a prisoner of the past in the security sphere.
Iran Is Trying to Play the Saudis Against the US. It Won’t Work.
  Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

Five rounds of talks have yielded a truce in Yemen and perhaps renewed diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Tehran.
Limits of Iran’s Shia Internationale Anthem

The July 26 edition of the Iran Media Review examines the limitations of the new Iranian anthem in elevating Iran’s supreme leader to the leader of the world's Shia.
From a Glass House, Iran Throws the U.S. International Religious Freedom Report at Arab States

The July 29 edition of the Iran Media Review considers Iran’s response to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom 2022 Annual Report.
In the Media
  • Regional Organization for Peace, Economics & Security: Kristin Smith Diwan and Hussein Ibish participated in a panel about Saudi foreign policy in the wake of President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s Middle East trip and the kingdom's announcement of limited steps toward normalization with Israel.
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