United Arab Emirates

UAE Security Forum 2021: U.S.-Gulf Relations in a Changing Region

Taking place virtually from December 7-9, UAESF 2021 will assess geopolitical trends in the region.

Book Launch – Tribalism and Political Power in the Gulf: State-Building and National Identity in Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

On December 1, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining the roles that tribes play in popular participation in government and policymaking in the Gulf.

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UAE and Saudi Arabia Cut Renewables Deals to Improve Iraq Relations

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are making a serious effort to collaborate with Iraq, but these energy projects still have a long way to go to reach fruition.

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Zayed University Adopts Experimental Approach, Prompting Skepticism and Support

Students, faculty, and community members are apprehensive about a new interdisciplinary approach pitched by a collaboration between the UAE’s Zayed University and U.S. educational technology developer Minerva.

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The Generals Take Back Power, Derailing Sudan’s Fragile Democratic Transition

Saudi Arabia and the UAE, because of their ties to key military leaders, will play a major role in what comes next in Sudan.

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Is India Abandoning Iran for a Middle Eastern Quad, or Merely Signaling China?

Although joining the quadrilateral talks risks upsetting relations with Tehran, New Delhi appears willing to take measured risks to counter what it perceives as its most potent and increasingly belligerent adversary, China.

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Baghdad's Deepening Reengagement With the Gulf: Hostage to Government Formation

Recent Iraqi governments have pushed for reintegration with the Arab world, but continuation of that trend depends on the next government.

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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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UAE Recasts “Cities of Salt” to Win Venice Biennale Architectural Award

The UAE’s participation in the biennale, and being recognized as a leading architectural force, is an important step toward engaging with sociopolitical issues and toward considering the extent to which the built environment can contribute to an equitable and sustainable future.

For UAE Economic Planning, Timing is Everything

The UAE’s push to reinvigorate its economy, in this manner and at this time, is linked to Expo 2020 Dubai, regional competition, and a broader realignment of Emirati foreign policy to better serve economic interests.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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