The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW

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The disappearance of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi won't completely upend U.S.-Saudi relations but will almost certainly have a significant negative impact on them.
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Hezbollah has paid a heavy price to secure the survival of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, which also secures Hezbollah’s overland lifeline to Tehran.
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The Kuwaiti emir’s visit to China generated intense debate, centered around a rumor about a deal to develop Kuwait’s northern islands, highlighting anxieties about the country’s future.
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Market Watch

Kuwait hopes to usher in a “new industrial era,” but the country will have to pay more attention to demand and regional competition to boost industrial output.
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AGSIW in Arabic

موقف الكونغرس الأمريكي من قضية خاشقجي وتعجله بإلقاء المسؤولية على الرياض في الكشف عن الحقيقة يهدد بتعرض العلاقات مع المملكة إلى عاصفة سياسية واقتصادية يصعب تقدير قوتها، فهل سيحول ترامب دون تعرض حلفائه الاستراتيجيين في الخليج إلى الضرر؟
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In addition to original content, in Arabic is regularly updated with new Arabic translations of AGSIW's analysis. Recent translations include:
Past Event

Saudi filmmakers Meshal Al Jaser and Ali Al Sumayin joined Kristin Smith Diwan to talk about and screen their work, and discuss how social media and other new technologies are influencing the future of film and media production in the Gulf. This event was co-presented with the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
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In the Media
Hussein IbishSenior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish commented on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi for The New York Times, Reuters, U.S. News, Haaretz, and The Hill. Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on the issue for The Washington Post.

Lawfare cited AGSIW's piece "Iraq’s New Government: Balancing Allies and Neighbors" by Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish.

Oman Observer cited AGSIW's piece "Facing the Dual Challenge of Energy Security and Climate Change: The Oman Example" by Visiting Scholar Aisha Al-Sarihi.
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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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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