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. The series explores the root cause of Iran's 2022 protests, how they compare to earlier protests in the history of the Islamic Republic, and the factors behind the regime's perseverance in the face of adversity and opposition.

Pragmatism Drives Taliban-UAE Engagement

A downturn in Taliban-Qatari ties has indirectly contributed to an increase in engagement between the Taliban and the United Arab Emirates, suggesting the UAE may become the new regional interlocutor with the Taliban.

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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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