June 26, 2015

AGSIW in Khaleej Times

Washington – Nestled in a small office just blocks from the White House, a small but experienced team of scholars and former diplomats is working to build bridges between the United States and the nations of the Arabian Gulf.

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), which was established in late 2014, is a non-profit think-tank with the stated aim of enhancing the understanding of the social, economic and political landscape of the Arabian Gulf.

The AGSIW’s president, ambassador Marcelle Wahba, has a long diplomatic career which included an assignment as the US’s ambassador to the UAE between 2001 and 2004, when she was awarded the UAE’s Order of Independence by the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

In an interview with Khaleej Times, Wahba explained that the institute’s main mission is to promote understanding of the issues facing the countries of the Gulf and their potential regional impact.

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