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The Dhow
October 21, 2019
 Boxes of machinery used in bitcoin mining operations, confiscated by police in Nazarabad, Iran ( via AP)
Boxes of machinery used in bitcoin mining operations, confiscated by police in Nazarabad, Iran ( via AP)
Robert Mogielnicki

Cryptocurrency activity is unlikely to offer the Iranian regime an immediate avenue for evading crippling U.S. sanctions.
Eman Alhussein

Recent changes to Saudi Arabia’s school curriculum emphasize loyalty to the state and national identity, incorporating pre-Islamic history into the Saudi national narrative.
Mohammad Al Yousef for Millennial Gulf

Mohammad Al-Hussainan leads a team working to bring a new generation to Kuwait’s long-standing humanitarian legacy, using social media, personal connections, and a compelling narrative.
Hussein Ibish via The National

By pursuing limited goals with limited means and its interests with determination, Moscow has returned to a major role in the Middle East.
Yemen at a Crossroads panel on October 16
Past Event
Yemen at a Crossroads: Are New Conflict Dynamics Reshaping the Country’s Future?

AGSIW hosted a discussion with Elana DeLozier, Abdulghani al-Iryani, and Charles Schmitz on recent developments in Yemen's war and issues central to the future of the country. Amb. Stephen A. Seche moderated the discussion.
Upcoming Event
Arabian Sights Film Festival
October 18 – 27

AGSIW is pleased to sponsor the screening of the film "Rashid & Rajab" (United Arab Emirates), Saturday October 26 at 4:15 pm, at the 2019 Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington, DC.
In the Media
  • Gulf International Forum: Kristin Smith Diwan spoke on the panel “Manipulating Religion: Political Islam and the Region’s Competition for Dominance” at the Gulf International Forum’s conference “Complex Puzzle, Shifting Pieces: The Domestic, Regional & International Forces Reshaping the Gulf.”
  • Beirut Institute Summit: Hussein Ibish chaired a policy roundtable at the Beirut Institute Summit in Abu Dhabi and reported on the roundtable’s outcome to the full conference at a town hall meeting chaired by host Raghida Dergham.
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