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.

Looking East: The China-Gulf Initiative

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

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.

Qatar's World Cup

As Qatar kicks off the World Cup, the world and AGSIW are watching.

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.

Refining the U.S. Force Posture in the Gulf

In this series, AGSIW helps frame the larger debate on U.S. defense posture in the Gulf and explores options for restructuring the United States’ policy goals and military presence in the region.

The Rise of Poverty in Iran

This series examines the acceleration of poverty in the Islamic Republic, the state's perception of the political and social impact of poverty and its response to dissent, and the economic challenges facing Iran’s next administration following the June 2021 presidential election.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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