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The Evolution of National Security in the UAE

The Evolution of National Security in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates, a small and ambitious country in the Persian Gulf, faces a variety of security threats. Its geographic location puts it at the center of instability, sectarianism and regional rivalries in the Middle East, which has led the country to pay particular attention to its...

The UAE’s Approach to Humanitarian Assistance

The UAE’s Approach to Humanitarian Assistance

Early investment by Abu Dhabi in a rapid humanitarian response hub paved the way for an Emirati regional leadership role in humanitarian affairs and a model for future multilateral operations. The Emirates Humanitarian City (EHC), based in Abu Dhabi, has now moved from its founding mission,...

Personality and Ambition Fuel Saudi-UAE Divide

Personality and Ambition Fuel Saudi-UAE Divide

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...

Saudi Seeks to Replace UAE and Qatar

Saudi Seeks to Replace UAE and Qatar

Saudi Arabia has stepped up efforts to outflank the United Arab Emirates and Qatar as the commercial, cultural and/or geostrategic hub in the Gulf. The Saudis recently expanded their challenge to the smaller Gulf states by seeking to position Saudi Arabia as the region’s foremost sports...

The Energy Angle to the UAE-Israel Deal

The Energy Angle to the UAE-Israel Deal

In August, the UAE became the third Arab state to establish full-fledged diplomatic relations with Israel. One important dimension of bilateral relations that will be important to both Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv is energy.

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