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August 24, 2020
 Jamal al-Khadhar, an executive vice president of the Dubai Financial Market, talks to a man on the floor of the exchange in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 7. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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Is This Time Different? The Gulf’s Early Economic Policy Response to the Crises of 2020
 Robert Mogielnicki 

As Gulf Arab policymakers continue to confront an ambiguous future, they will rely heavily on familiar economic policy measures and avoid straying from the status quo as long as possible.
Public Debate Over the Abraham Accords Reflects Range of Views on Normalization in the Gulf
 Kristin Smith Diwan 

While political narratives on Israel are shifting under the influence of some determined state leaders, resistance to normalization remains across Gulf societies.
After the UAE, Who Will and Won’t Be Next to Normalize With Israel?
 Hussein Ibish 

A number of countries are expected to follow suit, each for its own distinct reasons.
As UAE Nuclear Power Plant Comes On Line, Attention Turns to Saudi Plans
 Robert Mason 

The Gulf appears to be approaching a new, uncertain era: a scramble for sources of uranium, possibly followed by the acquisition of dual-use technologies, enrichment, and a capacity for breakout.
IRGC Academic Journals Acknowledge Protests Often Driven by Regime Missteps
 Ali Alfoneh
 اقرأ بالعربية

Authors of articles published by Imam Hussein University of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps see the real challenges the regime is facing from the unprivileged slumdwellers and the politicized middle class and its grievances.
How Israel Fits Into the UAE Doctrine
 Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

Normalization of relations is key to the Emirati view of regional security and its own economic future.
AGSIW in Arabic
  فيما يستشيط الفلسطينيون غضباً، ترى كل من الولايات المتحدة والإمارات العربية المتحدة وإسرائيل فوائد جلية في تطبيع العلاقات ما بين دولة عربية رئيسية وإسرائيل
  على الرغم من ازدراء الإيرانيين لحملة "الضغوط القصوى" التي تمارسها الولايات المتحدة، يرى الكثيرون أن النظام هو المصدر الرئيسي للمشاكل الاقتصادية والاجتماعية في البلاد
  يرى مؤلفو المقالات التي نشرتها جامعة الإمام الحسين التابعة للحرس الثوري الإيراني أن النظام يواجه تحديات حقيقية من سكان الأحياء الفقيرة المحرومين من الخدمات والطبقة الوسطى المسيّسة ومظالمها
  لم تدرك الجمهورية الإسلامية أن اتخاذها لمثل هذه المواقف من جيرانها العرب من شأنه أن يشجعهم أكثر على الانحياز لجانب خصومها
  إن تنفيذ الأطر الأقوى في حوكمة الشركات التي تنطبق على الشركات الإقليمية الناشئة يعدّ نقطة انطلاق جيدة لزيادة ثقة المستثمرين في ظل مناخ اقتصادي صعب
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After the Pandemic: The Future of Higher Education in the Gulf

On August 20, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion with Kevin Guthrie, Mariët Westermann, and Kristin Smith Diwan examining the role of higher education in the development of Gulf Arab states and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected these institutions.
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