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August 29, 2022
A technician watches a live broadcast showing nationwide call-in attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a studio in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, April 14, 2016.  (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin)
REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
Saudi Arabia – Reluctant Vassal, Emerging Ally: Russian Propaganda Messaging
  Toms Ratfelders

Russian propaganda media seeks to portray Saudi Arabia as a case example for both strong and weakening U.S. influence.
The Legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai
  Alyssa Kristeller

If Dubai can accomplish an efficient post-expo transition into a sustainable and profitable city, then the first world exposition held in the Middle East could become the new international standard in legacy planning.
More Gas Wanted? There is Little That Middle Eastern States Can Do About It
  Kate Dourian via ISPI

The EU’s decision to end dependence upon Russian natural gas and curb imports of crude oil from Russia is an opportunity for the Middle Eastern and North African oil and gas producers to step in.
The Role of Gas in the Gulf
  Kate Dourian via World Energy Magazine

The shift in demand patterns for gas and the prospect of a further contraction in Russian gas supplies have spurred Middle Eastern producers to step up their expansion plans.
Back to the Future?
  David Roberts via World Energy Magazine

While a new dawn appears to be rising for the United Kingdom and its Gulf allies, it is difficult to avoid the sensation that they have been pushed together by immediate circumstance, and that long-standing difficulties have, for the moment, been set aside.
The Islamic Republic Commemorates Bahrain’s Independence From Britain

The August 23 edition of the Iran Media Review explores how state-censored media used the commemoration of Bahrain’s independence from Britain to attack the Pahlavi regime for Bahrain’s separation from Iran.
State-Censored Media’s Commentary on Announced Return of UAE Ambassador to Iran

The August 26 edition of the Iran Media Review examines Iran’s response to the UAE ambassador’s return.
Press Release
AGSIW Welcomes Gregory D. Johnsen as a Non-Resident Fellow

AGSIW is pleased to announce that Gregory D. Johnsen has joined the institute as a non-resident fellow. Johnsen is the author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia. From 2016-18 he served on the Yemen Panel of Experts for the United Nations Security Council. His writing has appeared in, among others, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Foreign Policy.
 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.
In the Media
  • AP: Robert Mogielnicki commented on the effects of inflation on the UAE's expatriate population.
  • Al Jazeera: In an interview, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman discussed the political crisis in Iraq. He additionally discussed how the United States could have a role in the formation of a new Iraqi government in an interview with Al Hurra.
  • Nueu Zürcher Zeitung: Mogielnicki commented on how the metaverse fits into the UAE’s economic strategy.
  • National Defense University Near East South Asia Center: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman delivered the lecture “Managing Iraq’s Borders” to a group of senior Iraqi military, counterterrorism, intelligence, and customs officers.
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