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November 16, 2020
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, offers his condolences to Prince Salman bin Abdel-Aziz upon the death of on his brother Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, at Prince Sultan palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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How Saudi Arabia Can Mend Fences with Biden and the Democrats
 Hussein Ibish

After the Obama and Trump eras, mutual suspicions abound, but Riyadh has several potential approaches to improve relations with an incoming Biden administration.
Event Report: Petro Diplomacy 2020

AGSIW's sixth annual Petro Diplomacy conference focused on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the energy sector and the transition to a low carbon economy.
Press Release
AGSIW Welcomes Anna L. Jacobs as a Non-Resident Fellow

AGSIW is pleased to announce that Anna L. Jacobs has joined the institute as a non-resident fellow. Jacobs is a Doha-based political scientist focusing on foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa. She is a contributor to the North Africa Policy Initiative and specializes in the politics of North Africa, global and regional power competition, U.S.-China relations, and U.S. foreign policy.
In the Media
  • AP: Kristin Smith Diwan commented on the death of Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa. She additionally commented on the prime minister's legacy for L'Orient Le Jour.
  • CNBC: Hussein Ibish contrasted the potential Middle East policy of U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the Trump administration's policy toward the region.
  • Al Hurra: In an interview, Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman considered a Biden administration and U.S. policy toward Iraq.
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