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April 3, 2023
Upcoming Event
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China-GCC FTA Negotiations and Prospects for Broader Economic Collaboration
Wednesday April 5 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT | Online

On April 5, AGSIW will host a discussion with Sun Degang, Nasser Saidi, and Rachel Ziemba, moderated by Robert Mogielnicki, on the potential free trade agreement between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
U.N. Climate Report Sounds Alarm Ahead of COP28 in the UAE
Kate Dourian

As an oil producer seeking to lead the fight against climate change, the United Arab Emirates will have the difficult task of combining its dual roles and finding common ground to make COP28 a success.

This is part of AGSIW's Energy and Climate Initiative.
Iranian-Saudi Deal Highlights Khamenei’s Control Over Tehran’s Foreign Policy
Sara Bazoobandi

The role of Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, in the Iranian-Saudi talks is a strong indication of the supreme leader’s direct influence over Iran’s foreign policy decision making.
AGSIW in Arabic
نتنياهو وخياراته المستحيلة
  هشام ملحم

إن نتنياهو لن يستطيع الموازنة بين متطلبات العلاقات مع واشنطن، وإقرار خطته للتعديلات القضائية
Quds Force Tries to Maintain the Balance in Iran’s Afghanistan Policy

The March 31 edition of the Iran Media Review examines Iran’s efforts to balance its ties with the Taliban and the Afghan Shia minority.
Fearing Disproportionate Israeli Response, Iran Targets U.S. Bases in Syria

The March 28 edition of the Iran Media Review highlights an Iranian official’s threats against U.S. forces in Syria.
Past Event
What to Make of the Iranian-Saudi Rapprochement and China’s Role in It

On March 30, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Hesham Alghannam, Julia Gurol, and Adnan Tabatabai, moderated by Ambassador William Roebuck, on the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
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