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October 11, 2022
 Saudi Aramco engineers and journalists look at the Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids Recovery Plant in Hawiyah, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on June 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Upcoming Event
Petro Diplomacy 2022:
Gulf Countries on the Front Line of Energy Security

Thursday October 20 – Friday October 21 | Online

On October 20 and 21, AGSIW will convene its eighth annual Petro Diplomacy conference. Petro Diplomacy brings together private and public sector stakeholders from the United States and the Gulf Arab countries to discuss emerging trends in energy markets and regional politics.
 Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
AP Photo/Jason DeCrow
In New York, Saudis Dust Off Their Plan for Peace With Israel
  Ambassador William Roebuck

The Arab Peace Initiative provides important clues to Saudi foreign policy calculations, even as controversy over OPEC+ oil production cuts diverts attention to Saudi oil policy.
Iraq: Dangerous Landscape for Independent Journalism
  Massaab Al-Aloosy

Neutral journalism in Iraq is stifled by political parties that own media outlets and by armed elements using violence to silence scrutiny and criticism.
Probing Social Pressures With Textiles and Ice Cream
  Nada Ammagui for Millennial Gulf | اقرأ بالعربية

Emirati artist Maitha Hamdan, featured in a UAE Embassy exhibition in DC situating women in the intimate space of the majlis, uses video performance to explore the more public social restrictions imposed on women.
The IRGC and the Specter of Separatism

The October 4 edition of the Iran Media Review considers how instrumental use of the threat of separatism by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps risks fueling separatism in Iran’s periphery regions.
Fararu News’ Catalogue of What Went Wrong in Iran

The October 7 edition of the Iran Media Review considers the painful measures the Iranian regime must take to regain public trust.
The Time Bomb of Iran’s Teenage Rebellion

The October 11 edition of the Iran Media Review examines teenage participation in Iran’s ongoing protests.
AGSIW in Arabic
  الفنانة الإماراتية ميثاء حمدان، التي تم عرض أعمالها في معرض سفارة دولة الإمارات في واشنطن، يضع المرأة في في مكانة كبيرة في المجلس الإماراتي. تستخدم ميثاء مقاطع الفيديو لاستكشاف القيود الاجتماعية العامة المتزايدة المفروضة على المرأة
  في حين تعمل قطر على استضافة كأس العالم لكرة القدم في نوفمبر القادم، فإن متاحف قطر تهتم بأن تضمن للزوار الاقتراب من المشهد الثقافي للبلاد من خلال الأعمال الفنية في الأماكن العامة
Past Events
The Middle East’s Coming Centrality: A Conversation With Jon Alterman

On October 4, AGSIW hosted a conversation with Jon Alterman, author of the recent essay "The Middle East's Coming Centrality." Hussein Ibish moderated the conversation.
Making Sense of Kuwait's Parliamentary Election Results: Change or Continued Gridlock?

On October 6, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Bader Al-Saif and Shamael Al-Sharikh examining the results of Kuwait's recent parliamentary elections. Kristin Smith Diwan moderated the conversation.
In the Media
  • CNN: Robert Mogielnicki commented on the decision by OPEC+, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, to cut oil production.
  • The World: In an interview, Kristin Smith Diwan discussed what the OPEC+ production cuts mean for U.S.-Saudi relations.
  • AFP: Mogielnicki commented on tourism-related dynamics associated with Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup.
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