The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW 

Upcoming Event
DATE Sunday October 14
TIME 4:00 pm
LOCATION Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art
SPEAKERS Meshal Al Jaser and Ali Al Sumayin, Saudi filmmakers
MODERATOR Kristin Smith Diwan, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW
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The Bridge blog

With China’s strong and stable economy and large-scale domestic market, the GCC states are finding a promising opportunity in strengthening economic ties.
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AGSIW in Arabic

كانت مسألة عزل النظام الإيراني ومعاقبته اقتصاديا على سلوكه السلبي والتخريبي في الشرق الأوسط والعالم، وضمان عدم استئناف إيران بناء برنامجها النووي، الهدف الأول لنشاطات الرئيس دونالد ترامب وكبار مستشاريه خلال أعمال الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة
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Past Event
On September 26, 2018, AGSIW hosted the panel discussion “Back to Sanctions: How Will Iran Balance Regional Ambitions and Domestic Stability?” featuring Ali Alfoneh, senior fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington; Bessma Momani, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation; and Seyed Hossein Mousavian, policy specialist at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security. The conversation was moderated by Hussein Ibish, senior resident fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.
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In the Media
Hussein IbishSenior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed the Trump administration's policy toward the Palestinians for the Wilson Center and Middle East Eye.

Speaking with AFP, Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's interfaith outreach.

Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh commented on Iran's role at the United Nations General Assembly for Information. AP cited AGSIW's piece "Nepotism, Corruption, and Fraud: Business as Usual among Iran’s Political Elite," which discussed economic conditions in Iran.

Position Title: Program and Digital Media Intern
Period: Spring 2019

Location: Washington, DC
Deadline to Apply: October 31

Job Summary:
The Internship Program at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington provides talented students and recent graduates with a semester-long training opportunity designed to encourage professional and personal development. We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and value fresh perspectives. Interns will receive a monthly stipend.
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Senior Resident Scholar (Political Economy)

Position Title: Senior Resident Scholar (Political Economy)
Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary: One of three senior resident scholars, this position at AGSIW oversees the political economic portfolio at the institute. (S)he is responsible for producing regular high-quality, written analyses of key economic, trade, and financial developments in the Gulf region, and their broader geopolitical implications.
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Visiting Scholar

Position Title: Visiting Scholar
Period: Spring 2019

Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary: Visiting scholars are individuals who possess a PhD or equivalent professional experience. The length of stay for a visiting scholar is typically a semester or academic year. AGSIW is actively seeking candidates with significant regional experience and fluency in written and spoken Arabic. AGSIW will provide a stipend that can be used to cover living expenses, travel costs, or incidental research expenses.
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