Kristian Alexander

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Kristian Alexander is a senior fellow at TRENDS Research & Advisory in Abu Dhabi, where he is the director of the International Security & Terrorism Program. He is also an advisor at Gulf State Analytics, a Washington-based geopolitical risk consultancy.

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Living Up to Its Reputation: A Critical Look at Crime in the UAE

The same conditions that have enabled steady economic growth in the UAE have also provided legislative loopholes and opportunities for criminal and illicit activities; but ensuring an attractive business environment is a fundamental priority to boost the country’s economic recovery.

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The UAE’s Space Initiative Looks to Mars

A year after sending an astronaut into space, the UAE is poised to be the region’s first country to explore Mars.