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The Dhow
December 14, 2020
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Upcoming Event
UAE Security Forum 2020: Resilient Economies, Resilient Societies
December 15-17

This year’s forum will assess responses to the continuing social and economic disruptions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and seek to identify measures needed to help build long-term resilience to a broad range of future shocks and stresses.
President Donald J. Trump heads inside followed by Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani upon his arrival at the White House, July 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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A Resolution of Qatar Boycott Looms, But Can It Last?
 Hussein Ibish |
اقرأ بالعربية

Even the UAE seems ready to reconcile but underlying disputes are likely to persist.
Qatar-Tunisia Ties Spur Competition with Gulf Arab Neighbors
 Anna L. Jacobs

As regional competition intensifies across the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia is likely to become another strategic fault line.
Kuwaitis Vote for Change
 Kristin Smith Diwan |
اقرأ بالعربية

Kuwait’s elections resulted in a nearly two-thirds turnover in the National Assembly. Still any reform program hinges on the selection of the leadership of Parliament and new government and their ability to forge a common national agenda.
U.S. Political Transition Weighs Heavily on Yemen Peace Process
 Ambassador Stephen A. Seche

Critics worry that the Trump administration’s threat to designate the Houthis as terrorists would also undermine humanitarian efforts, while President-elect Biden is expected to return to more robust diplomacy.
AGSIW in Arabic
  حتى الإمارات العربية المتحدة تبدو مستعدة للمصالحة غير أن الخلافات الأساسية يُرجّح أن تستمر
  أسفرت انتخابات الكويت عن تجديد ما يقرب من ثلثي أعضاء مجلس الأمة. لا يزال أي برنامج إصلاحي مرهوناً باختيار قيادة البرلمان والحكومة الجديدة وقدرتهما على صياغة أجندة وطنية مشتركة
  تمكن تحالف أوبك بلس من القضاء على المعارضة داخل صفوفه، والتوصل إلى صفقة تسوية من شأنها أن تُبقي السوق في حالة تخمين في الأشهر المقبلة
Press Release
AGSIW Announces Leadership Changes

Executive Vice President Ambassador Stephen A. Seche will depart to be succeeded by Ambassador William Roebuck.
Past Event
Report Launch: Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the Gulf Arab Countries

On December 10, AGSIW partnered with the International Monetary Fund on the launch of its Gulf Cooperation Council report, with Daniel Kanda, Monica Malik, and John Sfakianakis. Robert Mogielnicki moderated the discussion.
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