The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW 

Upcoming Events
DATE Sunday December 9
TIME 8:00 am

For the third consecutive year, AGSIW will convene the UAE Security Forum, where U.S., UAE, and regional partners will gather to find creative solutions to some of the region’s most pressing challenges.
Bridge blog
With Erdogan trying to exploit the Khashoggi affair and Riyadh in damage-control mode, the controversy is inflaming the Saudi-Turkish geopolitical and ideological rivalry.
Market Watch

Money supply, its link to inflation, and its impact on the foreign-exchange market have created an intense national debate in Iran because of widespread negative impacts on the livelihood of the average citizen.
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Millennial Gulf

AGSIW spoke with the team behind Sheno Ya3ni, or so what? – a YouTube channel run by a group of Kuwaiti comedians – to learn how they have benefitted from using an online platform and how YouTube and social media affect cultural criticism in the region.
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AGSIW in Arabic
يصعب تخيل وجود مثيل في التاريخ القريب يُناظر درجة الاحتقان السياسي الذي وصل إليه الواقع السياسي الأمريكي، متأثرا بلغة الاستقطاب والتكالب التي يعتمدها الرئيس ترامب منذ توليه السلطة.

The Gulf states are in many ways among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Carbon pricing could be a useful tool to meet emissions reduction goals and hence reduce the adverse climate impacts on the region, while at the same time presenting opportunities for economic diversification.
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Past Events

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. H.E. Shaikh Nawaf S. Al-Sabah, chief executive officer of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, delivered the keynote address. 
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AGSIW hosted a briefing on arms sales to Saudi Arabia with DB Des Roches, an associate professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at the National Defense University. 
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In the Media
Hussein IbishSenior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish commented on relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States as well as Turkey following the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for USA Today and AFP
Ambassador SecheAmbassador Stephen A. Seche, executive vice president at AGSIW, addressed an Arabian Peninsula Area Studies class on Yemen at the Foreign Service Institute.

Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan delivered the lecture "Generation MBS: Understanding Social and Political Change in Saudi Arabia" as part of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series at Harvard University.

At the Wilson Center, Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed the future of U.S.-Saudi relations after the death of Jamal Khashoggi. He also spoke on a panel on U.S.-Saudi-Turkish relations hosted by the SETA Foundation.

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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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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