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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.

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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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UAE Security Forum 2019: Reshaping the Future of the Horn of Africa

This report is based on the presentations and discussions during the UAE Security Forum 2019, “Reshaping the Future of the Horn of Africa,” held on December 12, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Massive Gas Find Spurs UAE’s Pursuit of Self-Sufficiency

The Jebel Ali find promises reduced import bills, improved security of supply, and more gas to boost the economy but will require some clever technical and commercial work to make full use of it.

UAE Security Forum 2019: Reshaping the Future of the Horn of Africa

For the fourth consecutive year, AGSIW convened the UAE Security Forum, where U.S., UAE, and regional partners gathered to find creative solutions to some of the region’s most pressing challenges.

Putin’s Visit to the Gulf Puts Growing Russian Influence on Display

The pageantry that greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates reflects the “quantum leap” in relations since his last state visit.

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