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August 22, 2022
 A soldier stands at a military post taken by government forces during clashes with Southern separatists west of Ataq in Shabwa province, Yemen, August, 26, 2019. (REUTERS/Ali Owidha)
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Shabwa and Cracks in the Foundation of Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council
  Gregory D. Johnsen

Recent fighting in Shabwa highlights lack of unity of Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council, threatening its ability to present a common front against the Houthis.
The UAE Looks to the Stars
  Sussan Saikali

The United Arab Emirates is turning to its space program to position itself as a hub for advanced technology, diversify the economy away from oil, and rekindle space culture among young Emiratis.
Why Turkey’s Elections Matter for the Gulf
  Batu Coskun

After a year of reconciliation efforts between Ankara and Gulf capitals, looming elections threaten to cast a shadow on those recently restored relationships.
Parallelism and Rivalry by Design: Amal and Hezbollah

The August 16 edition of the Iran Media Review examines Iran’s support to Amal and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
State-Censored Media Reactions to Rushdie Assault

The August 19 edition of the Iran Media Review considers the views of Iranian media on what the attempt on the life of Salman Rushie means for nuclear negotiations in Vienna.
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  ترامب لن يتردد إذا واجه تجريمه قضائيًا، أو أي خطر آخر يعتبره خطرًا وجوديًا، في أن يهدم هيكل الديموقراطية الأميركية عليه وعلى الأميركيين
  تشير مقاربة الكويت الجديدة إلى إمكانية الدخول في حقبة مختلفة، من شأنها أن تؤدي إما إلى تغيير جذري نحو الأفضل، أو إلى مزيد من التقهقر، أو ترسيخ حالة الجمود الراهنة
 A liquefied natural gas storage tank and workers are reflected in a puddle at PetroChina's receiving terminal at Rudong port in Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, September 4, 2018. (REUTERS/Stringer)
Upcoming Event
China-Gulf Initiative: Evolving Chinese Demand for Gulf Energy and Geopolitical Implications
Thursday September 15 | 10:30 - 11:30 am EDT | Online

On September 15, as part of the China-Gulf Initiative, AGSIW will host a discussion with Ben Cahill, Kate Dourian, and Ed Morse examining energy relations between China and the Gulf states. Robert Mogielnicki will moderate the discussion.
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