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August 8, 2022
 Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, left, listens as 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.
 Fisherman Muhammad Hindi Burmi looks at the sea as he stands by a fishing boat at the port of Hodeidah, Yemen April 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad)
REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad
An Oil-Spill Disaster is Looming in Yemen, and the World Can’t Afford to Wait
  H.E. Mohammed A. Al-Hadhrami | اقرأ بالعربية

The FSO Safer is a ticking time bomb. The U.N. has a plan to address the issue of the decaying oil tanker, but it must be resolved now before it becomes an environmental tragedy.
The Art of the Possible in Yemen
  Gregory D. Johnsen | اقرأ بالعربية

If the United States wants to avoid a disaster scenario in Yemen, it should shift its focus from the failed attempt to resurrect a single Yemeni state to laying the groundwork for a divided Yemen.
Iran’s Nuclear Option: Negotiation Tactics or Strategic Shift Encouraged by Russia?
  Ali Alfoneh | اقرأ بالعربية

Rather than attempts at empowering negotiators in Vienna, recent statements on Iran’s nuclear program may reflect changed calculations based on Russia’s green light to Iran opting for the nuclear bomb.
Expats Central to Gulf’s Post-Pandemic, Oil-Fueled Growth Plans
  Robert Mogielnicki

Regional governments are balancing a desire to attract high net worth individuals and skilled expatriates against the need to ensure the economic welfare of their citizenry.
The European Union’s “Strategic Partnership With the Gulf”: Half-Speed Ahead
  Robert Mason

The EU’s Gulf strategic partnership strategy can best be read as a statement of intent and independence, establishing a new baseline for cooperation in the face of a series of major systemic and state challenges.
Sawtasura Captures the Voice and Lyrical Heritage of Saudi Women
  Shaistha Khan for Millennial Gulf

Documenting the voice and lyrical heritage of Saudi women, the Sawtasura crowdsourcing platform opens new windows for historians.
Iran’s Intelligence Minister Vows to Retaliate Against Countries “Assisting Enemies of the Iranian Nation”

The August 2 edition of the Iran Media Review assesses the potential for Iranian retaliation against the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Has Iran Left Its Afghan Allies to Their Own Devices?

The August 5 edition of the Iran Media Review assesses Iran’s silence regarding the targeting of Afghanistan’s Shia population.
AGSIW in Arabic
  في الانتخابات الحزبية الأولية التي جرت في الأسابيع الماضية في ولايات مثل أوهايو وبنسلفانيا، فاز مرشحو ترامب لعضوية مجلس الشيوخ في الولايتين، كما فاز مرشحه لانتخابات منصب حاكم ولاية بنسلفانيا
  إن ناقلة النفط صافر هي قنبلة موقوتة، لدى الأمم المتحدة خطة لمواجهة مشكلة ناقلة النفط المتحللة، ولكن يجب حلها الآن قبل أن تتحول إلى كارثة بيئية
  إذا كانت الولايات المتحدة تريد تجنب سيناريو الكارثة في اليمن، فعليها أن تحول تركيزها من المحاولة الفاشلة لإحياء دولة يمنية واحدة إلى إرساء الأساس ليمن مقسم
  بدلاً من محاولات تمكين المفاوضين في فيينا، ربما تعكس التصريحات الأخيرة بشأن البرنامج النووي الإيراني تغييرًا في الحسابات استنادًا إلى ضوء أخضر من روسيا لإيران باختيار القنبلة النووية
  تعمل ذا نوت، التي أسستها معلمة الثقافة الإماراتية، على إعادة تصور الكيفية التي يمكن من خلالها للزوار الدوليين والسكان المحليين - على حد سواء – التعرف على تاريخ دولة الإمارات وتقاليدها
Past Event
How Has the Invasion of Ukraine Reshaped Russia’s Influence in the Middle East?

On August 4, AGSIW, the University of Haifa, and the National Security Studies Center hosted a discussion examining Gulf-Russia relations since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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