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September 14, 2020
Saudi entrepreneur, Manar Alomayri, a partner of Dhad Audio Publishing, poses for the camera in front of her stand at the Digital Media Services tent as a part of the Step 2017 Conference and Music in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
Upcoming Event
Navigating the Gulf Ecosystem for Startups
Tuesday September 22 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT

On September 22, AGSIW will host a virtual panel discussion with Mazin Alzaidi, Philip Bahoshy, Sonia Gokhale, and Robert Mogielnicki examining the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and energy market outlook on startups and entrepreneurial initiatives in the Gulf.
A woman wearing a face mask walks past flags for the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and Bahrain in Netanya, Israel, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Why Bahrain is Embracing Normalization With Israel
 Hussein Ibish

While the UAE had a complex range of goals, Bahrain is focused on Iran.
Kuwait Appoints Female Judges, Triggering Parliamentary Debate Over Women’s Role in Society
 Alanoud Al-Sharekh

The path to put women on the bench in Kuwait has been long and controversial. Without real political will to increase opportunities for women, the wheels of change will continue to turn slowly.
Oman Restructures Government in Bid To Revive Economy
 Turki bin Ali al-Balushi
اقرأ بالعربية

Sultan Haitham’s 28 royal decrees aim to centralize and empower the government, but they are only the beginning of reforms in the sultanate.
AGSIW in Arabic
  ثمانية وعشرون مرسوماً ملكياً للسلطان هيثم تهدف إلى مركزية السياسات الحكومية وتمكينها، وما هذه إلا بداية الإصلاحات في السلطنة
  إذا كانت علاقة أو معرفة الرئيس ترامب بقضايا وشؤون وشجون الشرق الأوسط محدودة للغاية، فإن لمنافسه بايدن علاقات قديمة وواسعة، ومعرفة أعمق بمنطقة تعامل معها كعضو في مجلس الشيوخ وكنائب للرئيس أوباما
  كان لنهج "الضغوط القصوى" الأمريكي من أجل احتواء سلوك إيران المزعزع للاستقرار في الشرق الأوسط دور رئيسي في تصميم إدارة ترامب على مساعدة العراق والمملكة العربية السعودية في إصلاح العلاقات فيما بينهما
Past Event
Competition or Cooperation: The Horn of Africa and Broader Red Sea Basin at a Crossroads

On September 10, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion with Kate Almquist Knopf, Abdul Mohammed, Ambassador Alexander Rondos, Abdulaziz Al Sager, and Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, AGSIW board chair, examining if the countries of the Red Sea basin can turn deepening foreign engagement into opportunities for increased economic and political cooperation.
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