The Dhow: A Weekly Newsletter from AGSIW

Upcoming Events
Preparing for Peace: Challenges for Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Yemen

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
1050 Connecticut Ave, NW, Ste. 1060
Washington, DC 20036

PANELISTS Amatalalim Alsoswa, Leslie Campbell, Fatima Abo Alasrar
MODERATOR Amb. Stephen Seche

GCC Economic Statecraft: Interactions in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 pm
1050 Connecticut Ave, NW, Ste. 1060
Washington, DC 20036

PANELISTS Hessah Al-Ojayan, William Bartlett, Afshin Molavi
MODERATOR Karen E. Young

The Bridge blog
Soldiers and the Nation

By Kristin Smith Diwan

On September 4, Emirati and other Gulf nationals were met by the news that 60 soldiers from the Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen had been killed in a single missile strike launched by Houthi rebels. The number of fatalities later rose to 67: five soldiers from Bahrain; 10 from Saudi Arabia; and 52 from the United Arab Emirates, the heaviest military loss in the federation’s history. While the death toll may seem small relative to the mounting Yemeni fatalities in the evolving civil and proxy war being fought on their territory, they represent significant losses for the small, wealthy Gulf monarchies. The initial reaction, shared in testimonials and condolences through social media, revealed a public unaccustomed to sacrificing sons in foreign conflicts.
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A Saudi-American Reset

By Hussein Ibish
After more than two years of perceived slights and supposed snubs, the new contours of a revitalized but evolving partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia are beginning to take shape. This month’s visit to Washington by King Salman solidified the defense and security aspects of this new version of an old relationship. The Saudis are also strongly pushing an economic agenda as the centerpiece of what King Salman identified as a “new strategic alliance for the 21st century.”
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Economic Institutions on Demand: Evolving Financial Governance in the Gulf Cooperation Council States

By Karen E. Young
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs: 16.2 Happy Birthday, UN – Institutionalization in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States is proceeding within the financial sector in many ways as a result of economic growth, and as Gulf states create new economic institutions to govern their markets, they are also creating a framework that can both limit and enable broader political goals of financial and economic statecraft.
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Visiting Scholars

Position Title: Visiting Scholar

Department/Team: Senior Resident Scholars

Period: Academic Year 2015-2016, Summer 2016

Location: Washington, DC

Visiting Scholars are individuals who possess a PhD or equivalent professional experience, and whose primary purpose for residence at AGSIW is to conduct independent research. The length of stay for a Visiting Scholar is typically a semester or academic year. AGSIW is actively seeking candidates with significant regional experience and fluency in written and spoken Arabic. AGSIW will provide a stipend that can be used to cover living expenses, travel costs, or incidental research expenses.
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