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September 27, 2021
 Campaign posters for upcoming parliamentary elections are displayed in central Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
AP Photo/Hadi Mizban
Iraq’s Elections: Will Boycott Efforts Delegitimize or Entrench Discredited Status Quo?
  Geneive Abdo |
اقرأ بالعربية

No matter the outcome, the October elections will show that a young generation has altered the political landscape in Iraq.
Paradise Lost: An Environmental Tragedy in Iran
  Karim Elgendy

Iran’s Khuzestan province has experienced an unprecedented water shortage; yet climate change alone cannot explain how an area endowed with such exceptional natural resources could fail its people so catastrophically.
A New U.S. Weapons Exports Policy: Transformed or Simply Revamped?
  Emma Soubrier

A new Conventional Arms Transfer policy based on human rights could have a major impact on the global arms trade and U.S.-Gulf relations, but questions remain as to whether recent announcements will lead to concrete policy shifts.
Expo 2020 Dubai: By and For UAE Youth
  Nada Ammagui via Millennial Gulf

Dubai’s Expo 2020 puts young Emirati citizens and residents center stage at the Middle East’s first world exposition.
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  بغض النظر عن النتيجة، ستظهر الانتخابات أن جيلاً شاباً غيّر المشهد السياسي في العراق
Past Event
The European Union and Gulf Cooperation Council: A New Path for Cooperation?

On September 23, AGSIW hosted 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 moderated the discussion.
In the Media
  • Al Hurra: In an interview, Geneive Abdo discussed recent energy deals Iraq has signed with U.S. companies as well as Iraq's upcoming elections.
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