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The Dhow
October 28, 2019
Participants walk in front of a banner for the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Robert Mogielnicki

Global investors’ interest in Saudi Arabia’s ambitious economic transformation hinges on their ability to secure lucrative commercial opportunities in the country.
Kristin Smith Diwan

The recent elevation of Bahrain’s young prince, Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa, to national security advisor is the latest indication of maneuvers to secure the future hierarchy of the monarchy.
Li-Chen Sim

The pageantry that greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates reflects the “quantum leap” in relations since his last state visit.
Hussein Ibish via Bloomberg

Sectarian political structures will undermine the secular demands raised in mass demonstrations.
AGSIW in Arabic
  ليس كمثل الروس من رابح في كل ما يجري في سوريا منذ الانسحاب الأمريكي وما لحقه من اجتياح تركي للمنطقة
  تعمل رؤية السعودية 2030 على دعم مصدر الكبرياء الوطني والاقتصاد الجديد في السياحة والتكنولوجيا. ولكن ضربة مباشرة على منشأة المملكة المركزية لمعالجة النفط في بقيق تكشف بلا هوادة: أن مستقبل المملكة لا يزال حتى هذه اللحظة يعتمد على الحلفاء والنفط
Fuad Hussein, finance minister of Iraq, left, and Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, AGSIW president
Past Event
Roundtable with H.E. Fuad Hussein, Finance Minister, Iraq

At this roundtable, part of AGSIW’s Iraq Initiative, H.E. Fuad Hussein discussed the wider government effort to rebuild the country after the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, and in particular, his ministry’s attempt to revamp the country’s financial sector. Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, AGSIW president and former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, moderated the conversation.
In the Media
  • NPR: In an interview, Amb. Douglas A. Silliman discussed Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria and the implications for U.S. foreign policy.
  • Reuters: Robert Mogielnicki commented on Saudi Arabia’s investment climate ahead of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh.
  • Bonds & Loans: Mogielnicki addressed the impact of economic reforms in the United Arab Emirates on free zones.
  • European University Institute: Robert Mogielnicki delivered a presentation assessing the threats to desalination infrastructure in the Gulf at the conference "Conflicts and Natural Resources in the MENA Region and its Immediate Neighbourhood,” hosted by the Middle East Directions Programme at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
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