United Arab Emirates

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UAE’s Lurking Unemployment Issue Raises Questions

With increasing unemployment and the introduction of taxes, Gulf citizens are beginning to ask questions about their economic future.

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UAE-U.S. Relations: What Went Wrong?

The UAE and United States have long enjoyed a steady and strong relationship, but it is now undergoing some stress testing.

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Creating Space and Access: Literary Communities and Collectives in the UAE

Emirati poet, writer, and artist Shamma Al Bastaki combines her interests in art making and literature to promote UAE-based authors.

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UAE Advances Tax Reform, But Not Too Quickly

With the announcement of a new corporate tax, Emirati officials aim to demonstrate fiscal strength without disrupting the country’s image as an investment hub.

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Unexplored Potential in Azerbaijan-Gulf Relations

Azerbaijan’s biggest trade partners in the region, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, have shared economic interests in establishing new trade links, but they also share common threat perceptions regarding Iran and radicalism.

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“Civil Nomadism”: Itinerant Social Engagement as a Precursor to Civil Society

A fixed definition of civil society can cloud a deeper understanding of how civil society can function in different contexts, like that of the UAE.

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Why U.S. Pressure was Needed to Get Israel and Gulf States to Condemn Russia

Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE sought to protect ties with Moscow and strategic diversification but underestimated the cost.

Cementing the Emerging UAE-Turkey Relationship: The Iran Factor

The security dimension of the recent agreements between Turkey and the UAE shows an acknowledgment of the emerging shared threat perception stemming from the proliferation of pro-Iranian militias in the region.

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