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September 12, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Book Talk With Walter Russell Mead: The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People
Wednesday September 14 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT | Online

On September 14, AGSIW will host a discussion with Walter Russell Mead on his new book and current U.S. policy in the Middle East. Hussein Ibish will moderate the discussion.
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.
 Emirati President Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, left, French President Emmanuel Macron, center, and Brigitte Macron arrive for a state dinner in Versailles, west of Paris, July 18. (AP Photo/Thomas Padilla)
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Macron’s Midsummer Rendezvous: France-Gulf Ties Take Center Stage
  Emma Soubrier | اقرأ بالعربية

For the French president, hosting the two Gulf leaders in July may have been a calculated risk amid a more forgiving domestic and regional political context.
Why is GCC Inflation So Low?
  Omar Al-Ubaydli

Consumer prices have risen much less in the Gulf states than in the United Kingdom and United States largely because of the idiosyncrasies of GCC economies.
The Egypt-Iraq-Jordan Alliance: Independent Actor or Extension of GCC Regional Influence?
  Abdulaziz Kilani

Various economic, security, and political interests are driving the tripartite alliance, and it is likely to boost each country’s regional role over the long term.
Who in Iran Benefits From Sanctions?

The September 9 edition of the Iran Media Review reflects on statements from a former Iranian vice president regarding government bodies and officials who benefit from U.S. sanctions.
Fars News Republishes Kayhan Daily’s 2007 Incendiary Editorial on Bahrain

The September 12 edition of the Iran Media Review evaluates reactions to a GCC statement of support regarding UAE sovereignty over the Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa islands.
AGSIW in Arabic
  ربما تكون استضافة الرئيس الفرنسي للزعيمين الخليجيين في يوليو قد شكلت مخاطرة محسوبة ضمن سياق سياسي محلي وإقليمي أكثر تسامحًا
  الأغنية العمانية الشهيرة "عمّتَيه" تنشر ثقافة سلطنة عُمان وتراثها للجمهور العالمي
Past Event
As Failed Government Formation Escalates Into Violence, What’s Next for Iraq?

On September 8, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Lahib Higel, Abbas Kadhim, and Ambassador Rend Al-Rahim on the current political crisis in Iraq. Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman moderated the discussion.
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