United Arab Emirates

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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.

Webinar with UAE Minister of State for Food Security H.E. Mariam Almheiri

AGSIW and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council hosted a webinar featuring Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE minister of state for food security.

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Migrant Workers at the Epicenter of Public Health Crisis in the Gulf

The coronavirus, along with the economic crisis due to falling oil prices, is having a direct impact on businesses in the Gulf, including migrant labor, the bulk of the work force.

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After Hard Landing, Gulf Aviation Industry Braces for Slow Takeoff

Abrupt and potentially lasting changes to the Gulf’s air transport sector threaten existing business models over the short and medium terms.

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The Coronavirus Redefines Responsibility in the Gulf

The coronavirus outbreak has redefined the responsibilities of citizens and the business community, impacting the already evolving rentier state structure and highlighting economic and religious challenges

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Gulf Security in a Multipolar World: Power Competition, Diversified Cooperation

The international relations of the Gulf Arab countries increasingly have been characterized by a diversification of partnerships, including in a field that has historically been deemed the preserve of the United States and European allies: arms trade, and defense and security cooperation.

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Gulf States’ Demographics Favorable to the Growth of the Sharing Economy

Gulf governments see the sharing economy as a source of jobs for young people and promising outlet for entrepreneurs.

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Free to Game: E-sports in the Gulf

Discussions over establishing an e-sports free zone in Dubai reflect the high-growth potential of competitive online gaming across the broader Gulf region.

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Russian-Saudi Breakup May Not End in Divorce

Russia may be able to withstand more pain from the collapse in oil prices than other producers, but cooperation in global energy markets is only one pillar of Russian-Gulf ties.

Water Worries: The Future of Desalination in the UAE

With few available alternatives for accessing water resources, the UAE is continuing to expand existing desalination facilities and construct new desalination plants.

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