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Normalizing with the Assad regime, Different Approaches at Different Levels

Read: How Will the Russia-Ukraine War Affect the Balkans? The UAE and Jordan, on the other hand, were on the opposite side and supported the Syrian opposition to varying degrees, but after the Russian intervention in 2015, the situation on the ground had changed, which, along with other factors such as the UAE's attempt to counter Turkey and contain Iran with a different approach in Syria, led to a change in the countries' priorities in their foreign policy toward Syria.

The GCC States’ Russian Dilemma

Read: Iran’s Bitter Choice and the Russia-Ukraine War What is at stake? Deepened and diversified Russia-GCC ties One of the most important reasons for the GCC to refrain from a decisive stance against Russia is the intensified, deepened, and diversified relations between the Gulf monarchies and Moscow.