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March 6, 2023
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Upcoming Event
20 Years After the U.S. Invaded: What’s Next for Iraq? 
Thursday March 9 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST | Online

On March 9, AGSIW will host a discussion with Deborah Amos, Abbas Kadhim, and Marsin Alshamary reflecting on the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq ahead of the 20th anniversary. The discussion will be moderated by Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman.
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Sadr's Inevitable Comeback: How Will He Reenter the Political Game?
Geneive Abdo

For the first time since 2005, Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has no clear political role and no formal road map to get back into politics until elections are held again in 2025. So where does this leave him and the Sadrist movement?
Why Don’t Gulf States Get With the Program on Ukraine and Syria?
Ambassador William Roebuck

Policy differences with the United States over Ukraine and Syria will continue as Gulf states’ strategic diversification and growing confidence in regional preeminence create a new Gulf norm for significant policy divergence, balanced by calculated security convergence.
Charting a Path for Cycling the Arab World
Nada Ammagui via Millennial Gulf

As part of their regional economic diversification plans, Gulf countries are increasingly investing in sports-related ventures.
Countering Smuggling in the Arabian Sea: Multinational Approach Delivering Results
Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco

Despite the growing effectiveness of maritime operations along the route from Iran to Yemen, drug and weapons trafficking remains a serious threat with consequences for regional security.
Saudi-Houthi Backchannel Talks Alone Can’t Bring Lasting Peace to Yemen
Fatima Abo Alasrar

Saudi-Houthi backchannel talks will not succeed in generating a comprehensive political settlement unless the concerns and grievances of all Yemeni factions as well as the region's long-term stability are given due consideration.
AGSIW in Arabic
التحولات العالمية التي خلقها غزو أوكرانيا
  هشام ملحم

من الواضح بعد مرور سنة على الغزو الروسي لأوكرانيا أن الدول التي تعيش فيها أغلبية سكان العالم لا تقف ضد روسيا، وقطعًا لا تريد معاقبتها، وهناك شرائح اجتماعية واسعة فيها تعارض استمرار الحرب، وتدعو لوقفها
New Threats Against Iran International TV

The February 28 edition of the Iran Media Review explores responses to Iran International’s relocation from London to Washington, DC.
With Eyes Wide Open, Iran Moves Toward More Unrest

The March 3 edition of the Iran Media Review examines commentary on the possibility that Iran’s economic troubles will trigger a new round of protests.
Past Event
A Conversation With Barbara A. Leaf, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

On March 3, AGSIW hosted a conversation with Barbara A. Leaf, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs.
A Conversation With H.E. Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology

On February 24, AGSIW hosted a discussion with H.E. Sarah Al Amiri, moderated by Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, on the UAE’s space program, including its mission to Mars, future missions, and upcoming maiden long-duration astronaut mission.
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