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October 18, 2021
 View of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, south of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2018. (REUTERS/Satish Kumar)
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Petro Diplomacy 2021
Petro Diplomacy 2021: Gulf Countries in a Net-Zero World
Tuesday October 19 – Thursday October 21

Starting tomorrow, AGSIW's seventh annual Petro Diplomacy conference will bring together stakeholders in the Gulf energy sector, global supply competitors in North America, analysts, and policymakers to discuss how changes in technology, fiscal priorities, and opportunities for growth continue to alter the relationship between politics and energy for both the region and the world.
Gulf Countries Gear Up for a Net-Zero World
Kate Dourian

Energy transitions are by their nature disruptive, but the pandemic has introduced a risk factor that might play out for years to come.

This paper is the scene setter for the 2021 Petro Diplomacy conference.
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Iraq Protest Movement Defies Odds, Outperforms in Elections
  Geneive Abdo |
اقرأ بالعربية

Results from Iraq’s elections show that a determined young generation can organize and win seats, no matter the obstacles placed in the way by a political system most Iraqis lost faith in long ago.
China May Not See the Middle East As a Priority
  Robert Mogielnicki via The Washington Post

The United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan is less an “inflection point” in China’s engagement in the Middle East and more an opportunity to reassess the nature of Sino-Middle Eastern ties.
Will Saudi Arabia and Iran Make Peace Over Yemen?
  Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

Talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran could possibly help end the war in Yemen and prove to be the most dramatic step in a wave of de-escalation in the region.
AGSIW in Arabic
  سلوك الصدر، المعروف بعدم تردده في تغيير مواقفه وتحالفاته السياسية في المستقبل القريب، سوف يقرر إلى حدٍ كبير مستقبل علاقات العراق مع كل من إيران والولايات المتحدة
  تُظهر نتائج الانتخابات العراقية أن جيلاً شابًا قادرًا على التنظيم والفوز بالمقاعد البرلمانية بصرف النظر عن العقبات التي يضعها النظام السياسي، الذي فقد ثقة معظم العراقيين به منذ زمن طويل
Past Event
A New Era for Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds?

On October 14, AGSIW, in partnership with ABANA, hosted a discussion with Zubaid Ahmad, Omar Syed, and Rachel Ziemba examining the role of Gulf sovereign wealth funds in the world economy. Robert Mogielnicki moderated the discussion.
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