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November 25, 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 Nick Childs, 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.
Kuwaiti Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah speaks during a meeting in Beijing, China, December 17, 2018. (Wang Zhao via REUTERS)
Wang Zhao via REUTERS
Kristin Smith Diwan اقرأ بالعربية

Kuwait’s government resigns amid charges of embezzlement, as both the Parliament and ruling family prepare for impending elections – and a looming succession.
Robert Mogielnicki

The Saudi government does not see a viable, long-term future in oil and gas but continues to hope that investors will measure the country’s crown jewel, Saudi Aramco, differently.
Hussein Ibish

Tehran's difficulties, including major unrest at home and in Iraq and Lebanon, could make the Islamic Republic more amenable to a real compromise with its Gulf Arab neighbors.
Ali Alfoneh

Iran’s leadership has for years downplayed the impact of sanctions on the economy. Now that President Hassan Rouhani and the regime are compelled to make economic adjustments, they are facing predictable public anger and protests for which they were unprepared.
AGSIW in Arabic
  يواجه ترامب ونتنياهو اتهامات تهدد بإزالتهما من دفة القيادة، وفي تزامنٍ ملفت للنظر
  الحكومة الكويتية تستقيل وسط تهم بهدر المال العام، في ظل استعداد مجلس الأمة (البرلمان) والعائلة الحاكمة لانتخابات قريبة – وخلافة وشيكة
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