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March 27, 2023
Upcoming Event
Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS
What to Make of the Iranian-Saudi Rapprochement and China’s Role in It
Thursday March 30 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT | Online

On March 30, AGSIW will host a discussion with Hesham Alghannam, Julia Gurol, and Adnan Tabatabai on the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The discussion will be moderated by Ambassador William Roebuck.
China Daily via REUTERS
China’s Saudi Arabia-Iran Mediation: An Important but Slender Achievement
Ambassador William Roebuck

China may be able to build on its breakthrough with more ambitious Gulf diplomacy, but, in the meantime, it appears Saudi Arabia and Iran are forging ahead on their own.
Leader of Iran’s Green Movement Calls for a New Constitution
Kourosh Ziabari

Despite his legacy as a regime insider and reformist, Mir Hossein Mousavi’s voice could help shape the debate about forging a new political reality in Iran.
Saudi Arabia Amends Its Citizenship Law
Sussan Saikali

Article 8 of Saudi Arabia’s citizenship law, in theory, makes it easier for Saudi women married to foreigners to transmit citizenship to their children, but implementation will be key in assessing impact of the measure on broader gender reform efforts.
AGSIW in Arabic
فرصة جديدة لخط أنابيب البصرة-العقبة؟
  يريفان سعيد

في الوقت الذي يقدم فيه مشروع خط أنابيب البصرة-العقبة مزايا اقتصادية وأمنية، وفوائد في مجال الطاقة لكلٍ من العراق والأردن، فإن التكلفة المرتفعة والمخاطر السياسية والأمنية تشكل تحديات هائلة أمام تنفيذه
Former Parliamentarian on the Not-So-Hidden Cost of the Sanctions Regime: Corruption

The March 24 edition of the Iran Media Review highlights how sanctions evasion worsens corruption in Iran.
Iraq to Contain the Kurdish Opposition and Pay Its Debts to Iran in Emirati Dirhams

The March 21 edition of the Iran Media Review explores reactions to a mainly security cooperation deal between Iran and Iraq that incorporates economic cooperation with the United Arab Emirates.
Past Event
A Conversation With Dana Stroul, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East

On March 21, AGSIW hosted a conversation with Dana Stroul, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East, moderated by Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman.
In the Media
  • James Madison University and Wake Forest University: Ambassador William Roebuck spoke with a group of students about the restoration of Saudi-Iranian ties and the energy transition in the Gulf.
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