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September 23, 2019
Supporters of southern separatists attend a rally to show support for the United Arab Emirates amid a standoff with the internationally recognized government, Aden, Yemen, Sept. 5. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty)
AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty
Upcoming Event
Yemen at a Crossroads: Are New Conflict Dynamics Reshaping the Country’s Future?
Wednesday October 16 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Join AGSIW for a discussion with Abdulghani al-Iryani and Elana DeLozier on recent developments in Yemen's war and issues central to the future of the country. Amb. Stephen A. Seche will moderate the discussion.
 This Sept. 15 false-color image from the European Commission's Sentinel-2 satellite shows Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. (European Commission via AP)
European Commission via AP
Hussein Ibish

Strikes on Saudi oil facilities are an opportunity to marshal a global coalition to restore deterrence in the Gulf.
Robin Mills

Despite cutting more than half of Saudi Arabia’s current crude oil production, the market response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities has been muted.
Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

The attack on Saudi oil facilities demonstrated that Iran has concluded that momentum is on its side, and that it has little to fear from paper tigers unable or unwilling to seriously fight back.
Ali Alfoneh via The Arab Weekly

Trump’s reaction to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities boosted the self-confidence of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Robert Mogielnicki via European University Institute

In a chapter in this collection, Robert Mogielnicki examines whether free trade zones can replace international political commitments to assist in stabilization and reconstruction in conflict arenas across the Middle East.
AGSIW in Arabic
  يترقب العالم بقلق تطورات الأحداث عقب الهجوم على منشآت أرامكو السعودية، فهل هذه بداية لحرب مدمرة أم فرصة للجلوس حول طاولة المفاوضات؟
  الضربات على منشآت النفط السعودية فرصة لحشد تحالف عالمي لاستعادة قوة الردع في الخليج
Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, left, and Stephen A. Seche
Past Event
Roundtable with Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment

Ahead of his participation at the United Nations 2019 Climate Action Summit, Al Zeyoudi discussed the various climate challenges facing the UAE and the region.
In the Media
  • War on the Rocks: In an interview, Hussein Ibish discussed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Saudi Arabia after the September 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
  • The Washington Post: Ali Alfoneh commented on Iran's objectives in strengthening its position as tensions escalate in the Gulf region.
  • Boston Herald: Ibish commented on Saudi Arabia's interest in building an international response to the September 14 attacks.
  • AMB Crypto: Robert Mogielnicki discussed the effects of sanctions on Iran’s increased turn toward digital and cryptocurrencies.
Ambassador Silliman speaking at Reconnaissance Research in Kuwait
  • Reconnaissance Research in Kuwait: Amb. Douglas A. Silliman served as the chief guest in a conversation on “Kuwait, Iraq, and the United States.”
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