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September 20, 2021
French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan attend a meeting at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, France, November 21, 2018. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)
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Upcoming Event
The European Union and Gulf Cooperation Council: A New Path for Cooperation?
Thursday September 23 | 9:00 - 10:30 am EDT

On September 23, AGSIW will host a discussion with Adel Abdel Ghafar, Hanaa Almoaibed, Silvia Colombo, and Omar Al-Ubaydli examining prospects and challenges for increased cooperation between the EU and Gulf countries. Emma Soubrier will moderate the discussion.
 Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra gestures as he reads a statement from the country's president in Algiers, Tuesday, Aug. 24. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum
Another Morocco-Algeria Rupture Jeopardizes Gulf Outreach, Regional Connectivity
  Anna L. Jacobs |
اقرأ بالعربية

Gulf actors will be paying close attention to the dispute to make sure it does not transition to more direct conflict that could further jeopardize regional stability and strategic Europe-Mediterranean-Africa market linkages.
Yemen: Regional Dynamics May Help New U.N. Envoy in Negotiations
  Abdulaziz Kilani

With the peace process stalled, Hans Grundberg will need to revise the framework for ending the conflict in Yemen, but his main challenge lies in bringing the local actors to the political discussion.
Abraham Accords: Israel Assesses Successes, Shortcomings in Expanding Gulf Relations
  Udi Evental

Despite gains in bilateral relations and economic ties, one year after the signing of the Abraham Accords, there is an understanding in Israel that the agreements have not yet changed the “rules of the game” on a strategic level in the region.
Iraq Secures Largest Foreign Investment in Two Decades With TotalEnergies Deal
  Kate Dourian

The TotalEnergies deal with Iraq includes clean energy aspects that are a step in the right direction for the country to develop a more sustainable economy, but the focus is still on oil and gas.
Wary But Intrigued, Saudi Arabia is Still Weighing Potential Ties to Israel
  Hussein Ibish via The Institute for Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya

A year after the signing of the Abraham Accords, Saudi Arabia remains poised between joining the accords or deciding it is not worth the many risks involved.
The Country Where the Banks Ran Out of Money
  Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

Lebanon depends on its financial industry. Now the new government has to figure out how to recapitalize its institutions or the country may cease to exist.
AGSIW in Arabic
  تمثل التظاهرة أول امتحان للإجراءات الأمنية التي تم اعتمادها لحماية مباني الكونغرس منذ اجتياح مبنى الكابيتول في السادس من يناير/كانون الثاني الماضي
  سيعير الفاعلون الخليجيون مزيدًا من الاهتمام لهذا النزاع، لضمان عدم تحوله إلى صراع مباشر من شأنه أن يعرض الاستقرار الإقليمي والروابط التجارية الإستراتيجية بين أوروبا وحوض المتوسط وأفريقيا لمزيد من الأخطار
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