The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW 

Upcoming Event

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
Authorities in the Gulf states are wrestling with the rise of social media stars, regulating their use of social platforms while simultaneously trying to capitalize on their fame.
Millennial Gulf
Nationality and naturalization laws are often ambiguous in Kuwait, specifically for the children of Kuwaiti mothers and foreign or bidun (stateless) fathers.
AGSIW in Arabic

يصور الديمقراطيون فوزهم بأكثرية المقاعد في مجلس النواب الأمريكي على أنه تصويت شعبي على سياسيات ترامب وشخصيته المثيرة للجدل، وقد يحمل هذا الفوز فعلا تبعات سياسية ثقيلة تعتمد شدتها على المدى الذي ينوي الديمقراطيون الوصول اليه في الوقوف بوجه رئيس مازال يتمتع بدعم شريحة كبيرة من الشعب الأمريكي
Past Event

AGSIW hosted Raghida Dergham, founder and executive chairman of the Beirut Institute, and Andrew Peek, deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, to analyze developments in U.S. Middle East policy.
In the Media
Amb SecheAmbassador Stephen A. Seche, AGSIW executive vice president, discussed the reports that the Trump administration is considering designating the Houthi movement as a terrorist organization for Al Arabiya and The National.

Also speaking to Al Arabiya, Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed the impact of the midterm elections on U.S.-Saudi relations.

Argus cited comments by Andrew Peek, deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, at the panel "Maximum Pressure: Are Trump’s Middle East Policies Starting to Yield Results?”
Diwan at Strauss CenterSenior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan delivered a lecture at the University of Texas at Austin on social and political shifts in Saudi Arabia. She also delivered a lecture on youth movements and political participation in the kingdom at Harvard University.

Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh discussed U.S.-Iranian relations after the Iran nuclear deal at the Marine Corps War College.
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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