Next Gen Gulf

AGSIW’s Next Gen Gulf series explores how the latest trends in technology are shaping the economies and governments of Gulf Arab states.

Shifting Iranian Public Opinion 45 Years After the Revolution

Recently leaked government polling underscores that since the 1979 revolution and establishment of the Islamic Republic, the regime in Tehran has tried and failed to impose its values on society.

Looking East: The China-Gulf Initiative

Looking East: The China-Gulf Initiative explores the expanding and multifaceted relations between China and Gulf Arab states.

Continuity or Change: Qaani's Quds Force

In this series, AGSIW Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh looks at how the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force has evolved since the 2020 appointment of Brigadier General Ismail Qaani as chief commander

The Viability of a Partitioned Yemen

Over the past year and a half, the war in Yemen has turned into a low-intensity conflict, punctuated by periodic clashes that have done little to alter the lines of control

Petro Diplomacy

Petro Diplomacy is a signature annual event in Washington, DC bringing together private and public sector stakeholders from the United States and the Gulf Arab countries to discuss emerging trends in energy markets and regional politics.

The Ukraine Crisis and the Gulf

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted global energy markets and other aspects of Middle Eastern economies, with the long-term effects, particularly in the Gulf region, yet to be determined.

Does New Leadership Mean New Direction for Iran's SNSC?

In this series AGSIW Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh looks at the appointment of Iran's Supreme National Security Council secretary, Rear Admiral Ali Akbar Ahmadian.

Protests in Iran

The Protests in Iran series, by AGSIW Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh, takes a close look at anti-regime protests in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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