Refining the U.S. Force Posture in the Gulf

In the series Refining the U.S. Force Posture in the Gulf, 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. Through written analysis and conversations with scholars, experts, and practitioners, the series explores new conceptual frameworks and searches for constructive ideas for a more realistic, effective, and pragmatic approach to reshaping the U.S. force posture in the region.

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The Debate Over the U.S. Military Role in the Gulf

Maximalist proposals calling for near-total withdrawal or expanding the U.S. military footprint are unrealistic. The task is to find effective ways of doing as much, or more, with less.

In New York, Saudis Dust Off Their Plan for Peace With Israel

The Arab Peace Initiative provides important clues to Saudi foreign policy calculations, even if controversy over OPEC+ oil production cuts diverts attention to Saudi oil policy.

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The IRGC and the Specter of Separatism

The October 4 edition of the Iran Media Review considers how instrumental use of the threat of separatism by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps risks fueling separatism in Iran’s periphery regions.

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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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