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October 24, 2022
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Gulf Countries on the Front Line of Energy Security
  Kate Dourian

The conflict in Ukraine has brought about a change in the psychology and geography of the oil and gas markets, and the ramifications will be felt across the energy complex for years.
With a President in Place, Can Iraq Finally Form a Government?
  Yerevan Saeed | اقرأ بالعربية

Iraq finally has a president, and the political parties understand that at this juncture, they don’t have the luxury of time for negotiations over government formation.
Neom’s Ambition Goes Into Hyperdrive
  Robert Mogielnicki

The development strategy behind Neom is coming into focus: Planners want the megaproject to reflect something greater than the sum of its parts while trying to tether lofty ambitions to reality with major global event commitments.
The Military Dimension of Iran Protests
  Abdolrasool Divsallar

Recent Iranian military developments are a signal of the regime’s growing perception of vulnerability amid domestic unrest; its suppression strategy benefits from a military operation outside Iran’s borders that it can use to overstate separatist threats.
Constructing Mars in Kuwait: Young Kuwaitis Lead Space Sector Development
  Nada Ammagui via Millennial Gulf

Lama Al-Oraiman, a winner of this year’s Emerging Space Leaders award, pushes for more space education in Kuwait, the development of a local space strategy, and the increased participation of women in the field.
United Arab Emirates: Economy
  Robert Mogielnicki via The Middle East and North Africa 2023

This book, with a chapter revised by Robert Mogielnicki, provides the most up-to-date geopolitical and economic information for this important world area.
IRGC Chief Warns Saudi Arabia to Restrain Media Broadcasts to Iran

The October 18 edition of the Iran Media Review considers warnings to foreign media broadcasts to Iran.
Iran: Reconquest in the Caucasus, Bombing Iraqi Kurdistan and Saudi Arabia, or Reopening Embassies?

The October 21 edition of the Iran Media Review explores the discordance of Iranian messages of threats and diplomacy.
AGSIW in Arabic
  تسبب انعدام الثقة في جعل كل من واشنطن والرياض تسيئان قراءة نوايا الآخر، الأمر الذي تسبب في أزمة لم يكن من المفترض أن توجد على الإطلاق
  أخيرًا، أصبح للعراق رئيسٌ للجمهورية، وأدركت الأحزاب السياسية أنها في هذه المرحلة لا تتمتع بترف الوقت للتفاوض على تشكيل الحكومة
  يمكن لأسلوب منظمة أوبك في إدارة سوق النفط أن يكون أكثر تدقيقًا بدلًا من الاستخدام الفظ لأداة الحصص. وقد توفّر أوبك على نفسها الكثير من الازدراء إذا أعادت صياغة رسالتها لتتمثل في مساعدة الدول الأعضاء في عملية التحول في مجال الطاقة والتنويع الاقتصادي
Past Event
Petro Diplomacy 2022:
Gulf Countries on the Front Line of Energy Security

On October 20 and 21, AGSIW convened 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.
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