Personality and Ambition Fuel Saudi-UAE Divide

July 14, 2021

Personality and the conflation of national interests with personal ambition are contributing to the widening gap between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It was only a matter of time before Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) would want to go out on his own and no longer be seen...

Sultans of the Gulf

June 21, 2021

Erdogan and MBZ: “Useful Enemies”

June 07, 2021

The Mohammed bin Zayed Pivot

May 26, 2021

The UAE’s Deal With Israel Is a Sham

August 17, 2020

Gary Grappo, the chairman of Fair Observer, has commented in these columns on the deal between Israel and the UAE that has shocked many in the Arab and Muslim world. As a former US diplomat, Grappo expresses his satisfaction, or perhaps simply his relief, at the idea “that Arab states will no...

The UAE and Russia Have Shared Interests in the Middle East

August 11, 2020

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, and Russian President Vladimir Putin share similar thoughts when it comes to multiple issues in the Middle East.

What Does the Future Hold for the UAE?

April 17, 2019

The UAE combines international prominence with a conscious focus on what’s best for its people and the world, says Sulaiman al-Fahim. As a business leader and property developer in the United Arab Emirates, I have seen our geographically tiny nation develop a wide global influence. To manage...