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November 13, 2023
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Tactical Theatrics: Iranian Proxies and Allies Respond to the War in Gaza
Ali Alfoneh 

Iran and its allies appear to be engaged in symbolic actions against Israeli and U.S. forces rather than openly provoking a war, but these theatrics still risk igniting a regional war all involved parties want to avoid.
The Houthi War on Israel
Gregory D. Johnsen  

If the Houthis are attacking Israel, their local rivals will be less inclined to attack them.
The Violence in Gaza: Arab Public Opinion Matters
Geneive Abdo 

Israel’s devastating war in Gaza may change the political dynamics not only in the Middle East but in the United States, too.
Saudi Arabia Storms the World of Football
Kristin Smith Diwan 

Saudi Arabia's successful bid to host the 2034 World Cup and aggressive recruitment of top players from elite football clubs across Europe mark another audacious play for state-financed entry into global sports.
One Month Into the War, the Ball Remains in Israel's Court
Hussein Ibish via The National

Israel's quixotic mission to "destroy Hamas" cannot be done, and prolonging the war is not the wisest course of action.
Past Event
How Is the Israel-Hamas Conflict Affecting Gulf Arab States and Their Strategic Calculations?

On November 7, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Kristin Smith Diwan, Elham FakhroKim Ghattas, and Bader Al-Saif, moderated by Hussein Ibish, on Gulf responses to the Israel-Hamas conflict.
AGSIW in Arabic
حرب غزة وتداعياتها الإقليمية والعالمية
هشام ملحم 

جميع الظواهر والمضاعفات السلبية للحرب من الشرق الأوسط إلى الولايات المتحدة مرشحة للتفاقم أكثر إذا استمر القتال لوقت أطول، أو إذا أدى إلى تهجير الفلسطينيين من غزة أو الضفة الغربية
هل يفتح قائد فيلق القدس جبهة حزب الله ضد إسرائيل؟
علي آلفونه 

رغم احتمال تورط حزب الله بطرق مختلفة في الصراع القائم بين حركة حماس وإسرائيل، لا يبدو أن حزب الله أو إيران مهتمان بالانخراط في حرب إقليمية أوسع نطاقً
خمسة تحديات مناخية قد لا تمتلك دول الخليج الوقت لمعالجته
ماري فان دن بوش 

سواء أكانت ندرة الماء والغذاء، أم ضغوط الهجرة، أم انهيار البنية التحية بسبب الحوادث المناخية القاسية، فإن الوتيرة التي تنوي الحكومات الخليجية اتباعها لتطبيق السياسات المفيدة للمناخ قد لا تتم بالسرعة الكافية التي من شأنها أن تخفف من التحديات الأكثر إلحاحً
Iraq Tries to Avoid Entanglement in Web of Regional Conflict

The November 7 edition of the Iran Media Review highlights Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani’s visit to Tehran as attacks by Iranian-backed militias risk leading to escalation between the United States and Iran.

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In the Media
  • The New York TimesKristin Smith Diwan discussed Iranian cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the Israel-Hamas conflict. For another article, Diwan discussed Arab states' push for a cease-fire in Gaza.
  • France 24: In an interview, Hussein Ibish discussed the path to a cease-fire in Gaza.
  • RT: In an interview, Ibish discussed the Israel-Hamas conflict.
  • Vox: Ibish commented on Israeli settlers in the West Bank in the context of the Israel-Hamas conflict. 
  • VOA: Ambassador William Roebuck commented on U.S. diplomatic repercussions in the fallout of the Israel-Hamas conflict.
  • GZERO Media: Ibish discussed Israel's military presence in Gaza. 
  • The Washington Post: Diwan commented on Saudi Arabia's goal of changing global perceptions through sports.
  • Texas A&M UniversityRobert Mogielnicki delivered a lecture on oil and economic development in Gulf Arab states for graduate students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.
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