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Economic Reform and Political Risk in the GCC: Implications for U.S. Government and Business

The following is a transcript of the eighty-fifth in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle East Policy Council.

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Testimony - Inside the Mind of ISIS: Understanding Its Goals and Ideology to Better Protect the Homeland

On Wednesday, January 20, AGSIW Board Member and Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University Bernard Haykel testified in front of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at the hearing “Inside the Mind of ISIS: Understanding Its Goals and Ideology to Better Protect the Homeland.” In his testimony, Haykel stated: Thinking of the Islamic State in purely ideological terms offers only a partial explanation of the jihadist phenomenon in Iraq and Syria.

Iran: Republic of God in an Increasingly Secular Society

Having failed to shape the society to its liking, can the Islamic Republic adapt to a society that is increasingly demanding separation between religion and state?

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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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