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October 25, 2021
 A man sits by the corniche waterfront promenade in Doha, Qatar, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty
Upcoming Event
Book Launch: Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf
Tuesday October 26 | 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT

Tomorrow, AGSIW will host the launch of Urban Modernity in the Contemporary Gulf with co-editors Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi and Roberto Fabbri as well as chapter authors Jumanah Abbas and Edward Nilsson. Huma Gupta will moderate the discussion.
 Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan speaks during Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2, 2018. (REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)
REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
The Politics of Leverage: Bond Issuances, Debt Dynamics, and State Finances in the Gulf
  Robert Mogielnicki

The underlying economic factors driving debt issuances, issues related to how raised funds are redeployed within local economies, and the implications of looming debt maturities help to paint a comprehensive picture of the state of Gulf Arab economies.
The United States’ Empty Toolbox in Yemen
  Gregory D. Johnsen

With the Houthis making gains in their offensive on Marib, and anti-Houthi alliance fragmenting, the United States is out of options on Yemen.
Morocco's Islamists Voted Out, Another Blow to Region's Islamists
  Anna L. Jacobs

Gulf states like Saudi Arabia and the UAE see the decline of Islamist groups in North Africa as a win for regional stability and cooperation; but even if Islamist parties may be slowly fading from the picture, this by no means suggests they are disappearing.
Living Up to Its Reputation: A Critical Look at Crime in the UAE
  Kristian Alexander and Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco

The same conditions that have enabled steady economic growth in the UAE have also provided legislative loopholes and opportunities for criminal and illicit activities; but ensuring an attractive business environment is a fundamental priority to boost the country’s economic recovery.
AGSIW in Arabic
  ثنائي كويتي-بحريني يُشرِك المهندسين المعماريين والمصممين الخليجيين والجمهور في إعادة الحياة إلى البيئة الحضرية من خلال السرد القصصي
Past Event
Petro Diplomacy 2021: Gulf Countries in a Net-Zero World

From October 19-21, AGSIW convened its seventh annual Petro Diplomacy conference, bringing 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.
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