The Arabian Peninsula, the largest peninsula in the world, and the Gulf region comprise the countries of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Yemen. This page features an archive of publications, events, and digital media content produced by Arab Center Washington DC covering issues relevant to this region of the Arab world.

Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    “Shoulder to Shoulder with Sorrow”: Afghan Refugees, Past and Present

    Sep 9, 2021Yara M. Asi

    For weeks, images and stories of Afghans leaving their homeland have flooded all forms of media. Recent events only emphasized just how difficult life is for t…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Arab Women Political Prisoners Jailed by US Middle East Allies

    Sep 9, 2021Sahar Khamis

    When President Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20th as the 46th president of the United States, America’s friends in particular hoped that his administration…

Multimedia

  • Event Video
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfThe GCC

    Seeking an End to the GCC Crisis: Is a Solution Imminent?

    Dec 10, 2020

    This webinar discusses the recent developments and diplomatic efforts to end the GCC crisis that began in 2017, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Ba…

  • Event Video
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    US Policy toward Iran: Escalation vs Diplomacy

    Dec 2, 2020

    Arab Center Washington DC convened this webinar to discuss recent developments and escalation of tensions with Iran and to analyze the future of US policy ther…

  • Podcast
    The Arabian Peninsula and The Gulf

    The Gulf a Decade after the Arab Spring

    Nov 3, 2020

    Elham Fakhro joins host Yousef Munayyer to discuss democracy and normalization in the Arabian Gulf. As Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Gulf States, Elham Fak…

  • Event Video
    Palestine/Israel

    UAE-Bahrain Normalization with Israel: Regional Implications and Gulf Reactions

    Oct 21, 2020

    Abdullah Baabood, Cinzia Bianco, and Jane Kinninmont discuss the normalizations deals signed by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with Israel, including the…

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    IranUS Foreign Policy

    Prospects for US-Iran Relations under Raisi

    Sep 2, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

    The Iranian Studies Unit of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and Arab Center Washington DC co-hosted a lecture by Dr. Vali Nasr on the prospects…

  • Webinar
    BahrainIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    From Neighbors to Foreigners: Iranians in Bahrain in the Early 20th Century

    Jul 15, 2021

    On 15 July 2021, the Iranian Studies Unit (ISU) of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, in partnership with the Arab Center Washington DC (ACW), ho…

  • Conferences
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Looking towards Peace in Afghanistan after the US-NATO Withdrawal

    Jun 21-23, 2021

    About the ConferenceSince its inception, the Afghan peace process has suffered from knowledge gaps regarding the positions and views of various parties to the …

Experts

Abdulwahab Al-Qassab
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Abdulwahab Al-Qassab

Visiting Fellow
Daniel Brumberg
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Daniel Brumberg

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Imad K. Harb
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Imad K. Harb

Director of Research and Analysis
Khalil E. Jahshan
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Khalil E. Jahshan

Executive Director
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
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Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Non-resident Senior Fellow