Arab Digest editor William Law is joined by Dr. Ali Bakir, a geopolitical and security analyst at Qatar University’s Ibn Khaldoon Center for Humanities and Social Sciences.
On the table is a discussion about the UAE’s diplomatic initiative in Syria. They talk about how “Little Sparta” is curbing its military adventures in favor of soft-power approaches aimed at relationship building with, amongst others, Iran.
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