United Arab Emirates

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Rise of Captagon Trafficking in the Gulf

As Syria’s reintegration into the region continues, a holistic, long-term approach is needed to tackle the Captagon crisis plaguing the Middle East.

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Will the Gaza War Derail the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor?

Six months after the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor, rapidly changing regional dynamics threaten to jeopardize the potentially transformative initiative.

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Art Dubai’s “Encounters” Showcases “Village Vibe” of Emirati Artists

Amid the hundreds of international artists on display at the Middle East’s largest commercial art fair, “Encounters” explored the local art scene and its decades of creative exchange.

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The UAE and Saudi Arabia Lead the Way on Central Asian Energy Pivot

As Central Asian states seek to diversify their economic partnerships, the UAE and Saudi Arabia double down on green investments in the region to bolster their energy transitions.

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UAE: Norway’s Lessons for Economic Development and Sustainability

While Singapore has traditionally been seen as a model for the United Arab Emirates, Norway, with its unique approach to economic management and environmental sustainability, is increasingly cited as an inspiration.

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Social Entrepreneurship Begins to Thrive in the UAE

Through government support, the UAE looks to spark its nongovernmental sector, encouraging the growth of a new social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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The UAE Leads the Way on Gulf-South America Ties

Gulf state economic diversification, led by the UAE, is driving a surge in relations with South America, reinforced by shared leadership outlooks, bilateral trade, and security considerations.

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A Warm December as COP28 Gets Underway in Dubai

While not short on ambition in its energy diversification policy, the UAE faces a particular set of challenges along the pathway to carbon neutrality.

The U.S. Prevented War, Yet Iran’s Strategic Decision-Making Process Remains Flawed

The crisis between Iran and Israel may be contained for now, but the breakdown in decision making that led to the end of Iran’s “strategic patience” carries risks going forward.

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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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