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January 21, 2020
A man waves the Iraqi flag while Iraqi soldiers are deployed in front of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
Upcoming Event
Strategic Implications of Iraq's Multiple Crises
Thursday January 23 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Join AGSIW this week for a panel discussion with Ambassador Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, and Randa Slim examining the recent crises in Iraq and the fallout from the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s Quds Force commander Major General Qassim Suleimani. Hussein Ibish will moderate the discussion.
Oil workers doing maintenance tasks on an oil well at Wafra oil field 48 miles south of Kuwait City, Sept. 13, 2000. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)
AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari
Robin Mills

The end of the dispute will add little or no oil output immediately, but it does restore some spare capacity, and resolves one of the breaches in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Hasan Alhasan

The contest among Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, and Malaysia over the symbolic leadership of the Muslim world places a heavier burden on these states to appear as champions of Muslim causes.
AGSIW in Arabic
  يصعب تصور خروج ترامب من "تاريخية" محاكمته فائزا، حتى لو لم تقود إلى عزله، ولكنه يُحسن صنع المفاجآت
  يلعب المجلس الثقافي دورًا مهمًا في الدبلوماسية الثقافية كوسيلة لتعريف الغرب بالثقافات والتقاليد العربية والخليجية في نهج بعيد عن السياسة.
Posters of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and deputy commander of Iran-backed militias Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, both killed in a U.S. strike earlier this month, hang on the walls at the site where they were killed in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 16. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
AP Photo/Hadi Mizban
Past Event
2020 Vision: AGSIW Assesses Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf

On January 8, AGSIW hosted a conversation considering the trends likely to shape the Gulf region in 2020.
  • Middle East Policy Council: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman spoke on the panel “U.S. - Iranian Confrontation: Domestic, Regional and Global Implications” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The panel was also broadcast by C-SPAN.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: AGSIW co-hosted a roundtable discussion with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Iraq Business Council on developments in Iraq and the region.
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