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February 13, 2023
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Upcoming Events
Iranian Protests and Tehran’s Regional Role
Tuesday February 14 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST | Online

On February 14, AGSIW will host a discussion with Ali Alfoneh, Mohammed Al Sulami, and Sanam Vakil, moderated by Ambassador William Roebuck, on Iran's regional relationships amid ongoing protests.
The Evolving Iranian-Houthi Relationship Spells Trouble for Ending the Yemen Conflict
Gregory D. Johnsen

Iran has leverage, influence, and history with the Houthis. As Saudi Arabia tries to extract itself from Yemen, Tehran will utilize all three to prolong the conflict.
Iran’s 2022-23 Protests: Why Has the Regime Survived?
Ali Alfoneh اقرأ بالعربية

The answer to this question can, in part, be found in the institutionalized nature of the Islamic Republic as well as the regime’s externalization of the crisis, ruthlessness, and pragmatism.
With Eye on Stability, Saudis Shift Role in Afghanistan
Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco and Kristian Alexander 

With the new Taliban regime in Kabul, Saudi leaders are likely to remain cautious and keep a close eye on power dynamics. But they are likely to keep some channels of communication open with the Taliban to promote stability in the region.
AGSIW in Arabic
تقرير - منتدى الإمارات للأمن 2022: توسيع الشراكات الإقليمية للأمن والرخاء

يستند هذا التقرير إلى العروض التقديمية والمناقشات التي تمت خلال منتدى الإمارات للأمن 2022 تحت عنوان "توسيع الشراكات الإقليمية للأمن والرخاء"، الذي عقد في 17 نوفمبر 2022 في أبوظبي
احتجاجات 2022-2023 في إيراني: لماذا ينجو النظام؟
  علي آلفونه

تكمن الإجابة على هذا السؤال، جزئيًا، في الطبيعة المؤسساتية للجمهورية الإسلامية، إلى جانب إضفاء النظام للطابع الخارجي على الأزمة والقسوة والبراجماتية
Abandoned by China, Iran Gravitates Toward Russia’s Orbit

The February 7 edition of the Iran Media Review explores increasing economic ties between Iran and Russia.
Veteran Wrestler and Politician Urges the Regime to “Use” Dissident Celebrities

The February 10 edition of the Iran Media Review examines how the Iranian regime might use celebrities as a political tool.
Past Event
Book Talk – Asian Perceptions of Gulf Security

On February 9, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Jonathan Fulton and Li-Chen Sim, moderated by Robert Mogielnicki, on Asia's role and interests in the Gulf's evolving regional framework.
A Message From AGSIW
A Message From AGSIW on the Tragic Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

AGSIW sends our sincere condolences to all of the victims, and their loved ones, of the tragic earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
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