The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW

Market Watch

While pursuing long-term economic reform and diversification, Saudi Arabia needs to show that the kingdom is an attractive, business-friendly place; yet recent moves have worried investors over the business environment, and raised some concerns over the impact on oil policy.
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Past Event

For its fourth consecutive year, AGSIW convened its Petro Diplomacy conference to discuss how changes in technology, fiscal priorities, and opportunities for growth continue to alter the relationship between politics and energy for the region and beyond. Keep an eye out for the video of our keynote session.
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In the Media
Ambassador Marcelle M. WahbaNewsweek referenced a quote from Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba, AGSIW president, in Arab News on Prince Khalid bin Salman after he was appointed Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.

Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan commented on the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the circumstances surrounding it for AP and Variety. Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed the issue with Al-Monitor, Foreign Policy, RTVE, and ThinkProgress.
Kristin Smith DiwanSenior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan spoke on the panel "The Ticking Time Bomb: Youth & Gender Issues" at the Gulf International Forum conference “The Future of a Disrupted Gulf Region: Old Tensions, New Paradigms, & Emerging US Challenges.”
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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