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November 12, 2019
An oil tanker is on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/ISNA)
Upcoming Events
The Seas as the Next Frontier: Is Maritime Security in the Gulf a Flashpoint or Starting Point?
Wednesday December 4 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Join AGSIW for a panel discussion with Vice Admiral John W. Miller, Becca Wasser and Emma Soubrier as moderator on the issue of maritime security in the Gulf.
UAE Security Forum 2019: Reshaping the Future of the Horn of Africa
Thursday December 12 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

UAESF 2019 will bring together a diverse group of policymakers and officials, scholars, economists, international development practitioners, and representatives from nongovernmental organizations to analyze the long-term implications of the renewed international interest in the Horn of Africa.
(From left to right) Dubai's ruler Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Brigitte Macron, French President Emmanuel Macron, AAbu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and Moroccan King Mohammed VI attend the inauguration of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 8, 2017. (Ludovic Marin via AP)
Ludovic Marin via AP
Emma Soubrier

The French president has a number of qualities that appeal to many Gulf leaders, which may help explain his recent success in bringing France, and Europe, to the forefront of different diplomatic initiatives in the region.
Ali Alfoneh

Reactivating the Fordow uranium enrichment center is neither the first nor the last countermeasure of Tehran’s against Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign.
Kate Dourian

With a stable political regime, strategic location, and attractive commercial terms, Oman has managed to raise oil production to record levels and draw in foreign oil majors.
Hamad H. Albloshi

A proposed new law in Kuwait aims to address the critical issue of the status of biduns, or stateless people.
Narayanappa Janardhan

Saudi Arabia and India are strengthening their strategic partnership, but their ties involve the interplay of other countries.
AGSIW in Arabic
  النفط والغاز في سوريا يتحولان إلى العنوان الأكثر وضوحا للصراع في هذه المنطقة
  يقود محمد الحصينان فريقا يعمل على تعريف جيل الشباب الجديد على إرث الكويت الإنساني طويل الأمد بطريقة مبتكرة باستخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي والروابط الشخصية وخطاب ملهم ومبدع
(From left), Turki Al Faisal, Douglas Silliman, Stephen Seche
Past Event
An Assessment of U.S.-Saudi Relations with HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud

HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud provided his perspective on U.S.-Saudi relations and domestic and regional challenges facing the kingdom’s leadership.
In the Media
  • Bloomberg: AGSIW Board Member Yousef Al-Ebraheem commented on Kuwaiti fiscal policy.
  • France 24: Emma Soubrier gave background on the military strategies of the Gulf countries.
  • Al-Monitor: Soubrier discussed defense-production cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia. Colby Connelly commented on the memorandum of understanding signed between Saudi Aramco and Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited.
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