AGSIW Energy Roundtables

A protracted period of dramatically lower oil prices has ushered in momentous challenges for Gulf Arab states and oil producing countries around the world. Oil markets are in uncharted territory, transformed by the advent of U.S. shale oil, set adrift by OPEC’s policy of pursuing market share, weighed down by a massive supply surplus, and searching for a new, higher price floor. The fiscal pressures brought on by lower oil prices have set in motion long-awaited economic restructuring of government-related entities and a fundamental shift in domestic energy policies of Gulf oil exporters. This series explores the drivers of the oil price outlook, upstream oil investment strategies, economic and energy policy reforms in the Gulf Cooperation Council, and renewable energy.

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Energy Roundtable with Majid Jafar

AGSIW was pleased to host a roundtable discussion with Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, in conversation with Roger Diwan, vice president of IHS Financial Services at IHS Markit.

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Energy Roundtable with Ibrahim Al-Muhanna

As part of its new energy roundtable series, AGSIW hosted a discussion with Ibrahim Al-Muhanna, former advisor to the minister of energy, industry, and mineral resources of Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s Support of Iraqi Shia Militias Ensures Dependency and Loyalty

CENTCOM’s release of interrogation reports of Qais al-Khazali and a survey of combat fatalities shed new light on Iran’s relationship with Shia militias in Iraq.

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The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to providing expert research and analysis of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the Gulf Arab states and how they impact domestic and foreign policy.

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