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August 16, 2021
Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
Russia and the UAE: Monetization, Economization, and Militarization in the Gulf and Red Sea
  Robert Mason |
اقرأ بالعربية

A fresh look at an integrated Red Sea framework and associated diplomacy could help avoid a security dilemma resulting from overlapping spheres of economic interest and militarization.
Gulf Reengagement With Syria: Heading Into the Wall
  Ambassador William Roebuck |
اقرأ بالعربية

Gulf countries are reassessing their relations with the Assad regime, but U.S. sanctions preventing investment and reconstruction will impede any true reintegration of Syria into the region.
Iran’s Strategic Lessons Learned
  Ali Alfoneh

What factors explain the transformation in Tehran’s strategic thinking and behavior, and what will be the trajectory under the new president?
AGSIW in Arabic
  إن إلقاء نظرة جديدة على إطار العمل المتكامل في البحر الأحمر والدبلوماسية المرتبطة به من شأنها أن تساعد في تجنب معضلة أمنية قد تنجم عن التداخل في مجالات المصالح الاقتصادية والعسكرة
  فيما تعيد دول الخليج تقييم علاقاتها مع نظام الأسد، ستكون العقوبات الأمريكية، التي تمنع عمليات الاستثمار والإعمار، عقبة أمام إعادة اندماج سوريا بشكل حقيقي في المنطقة
In the Media
  • Conversation Six: In a podcast, Kristin Smith Diwan discussed protests in Qatar and the country's changing regional posture.
  • L'Orient Le Jour: Diwan commented on the appointment of the new Qatari ambassador to Riyadh.
  • Middle East Eye: Diwan discussed media and arts production in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi government's outreach to young animators.
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