U.S. Foreign Policy

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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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The U.S., the Gulf, and Yemen: A Season of Frustration

Seven years since their intervention in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE remain mired in a disaster, and they’ll need U.S. assistance to end the war.

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From Muscat to Hasaka and Idlib: Stalemate in Syria Belies All the Activity

The conflict in Syria has witnessed countless developments that seem to promise change and movement. But the tragic, stalemated realities reassert themselves each time.

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

This report is based on the presentations and discussions during the UAE Security Forum 2021, “U.S.-Gulf Relations in a Changing Region,” held December 7-9, 2021 virtually.

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Hard-Fought Iraqi Presidential Contest Signals Fraught Government Formation Ahead

The Iraqi presidency is effectively reserved for a Kurdish leader, but Salih and Zebari may point the country in very different directions.

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Turbulent Skies for Gulf F-35 Deals

The UAE and Qatar both want the F-35, but, for the United States, selling the powerful fighter jet is not a straightforward commercial transaction.

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Triangular Travails: Iran, the Gulf Arab States, and the United States

Iran and the Gulf Arab states may be sincere in their attempts to reduce regional tensions, but the nuclear crisis casts dark clouds over the region’s security dynamics.

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Saudi Arabia’s Patriot Buys: The Political Aspects of Missile Defense

As the kingdom faces mounting insecurity, it has alienated most of its security guarantors and weapons suppliers in the West.

Yemen: Diplomats Redouble Efforts But Lack of Leverage on Houthis Undermines Impact

Over the year, there were some small steps forward on Yemen. But as diplomatic efforts continue in 2022, there will still be no quick fix to end the war.

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