The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW 

Upcoming Events
DATE: Tuesday November 6 
TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
SPEAKERS: Raghida Dergham and Andrew Peek
MODERATOR: Hussein Ibish 

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.
The Bridge blog
The midterm elections may illustrate that Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states have become too much of a partisan issue in U.S. politics.
While a new round of U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s energy sector is more restrictive than previous sanctions, it is clear Washington is wary of administering a shock to oil markets.
Control over the media is central to the Saudi crown prince’s transformation program – and to Jamal Khashoggi’s death.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps only suffered 43 losses during the fight against ISIL in Iraq. But this is not a sign that Tehran lacks an interest in Iraqi affairs.
AGSIW in Arabic

ستحدد الانتخابات النصفية الأمريكية المرتقبة في 6 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر ميزان القوى في واشنطن للسنتيْن القادمتيْن، وستؤدي دورًا مؤثرًا في تحديد سياسة الولايات المتحدة الخارجية حتى الانتخابات الرئاسية المزمعة عام 2020.
In addition to original content, in Arabic is regularly updated with new Arabic translations of AGSIW's analysis. Recent translations include:
In the Media
Ambassador Stephen A. Seche, AGSIW's executive vice president, spoke with Al Arabiya, BBC Radio, and BBC North America about the Trump administration's call for a cease-fire in Yemen.
Speaking to AFP, Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed international perceptions of Saudi Arabia after the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Ibish also commented on the Muslim-Jewish collaboration following the October 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Foward.

Senior Resident Scholar, Kristin Smith Diwan, was featured in Internationale Politik, where she wrote about the evolving status of women in the Gulf.
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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