Despite the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan normalizing relations with Tel Aviv in 2020, these four Arab states joined the region by denouncing Israel for its violent actions such as storming Al-Aqsa on multiple occasions amid the holy month of Ramadan.
The emerging Gulf portrait requires Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar to polish their international image as the region's natural stabilizers and peaceful actors.
egional security perceptions of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) concurred regarding regional crises and wars in the Middle East since the Arab uprisings, making the two countries work hand in hand in the economic and military fields.
Senate to block a $23 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) failed.
ust as the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman offered to cooperate with Britain to spread “moderate Islam” together, earlier this year, Hakim el Karoui, an advisor to the French President Emmanuel Macron, embarked on cooperation with the UAE to invent a “French Islam.
During the visit, the Pope led a sermon, which saw the participation of over 120 thousand Catholics living in the UAE.
While humanitarian and development-oriented activities of Turkey have received appreciation by Somalia and Djibouti, the UAE’s aspirations to influence these countries’ political life have faced cold reaction.
Despite the high-profile participation, the fact that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain sent low-ranking representatives to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit held in Istanbul on 13 December, 2017, upon the call of President Erdogan, caused heated discussions in Turkey and the region.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is said to have supported Steve Bannon financially and the UAE is considered to be Turkey's biggest and yet mostly ignored political competitor in the Middle East.
In particular, the ongoing normalization of the relations between Turkey and the UAE, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel, and Turkey and Egypt have paved the way for the end of the polarization prevailing in the region during the Trump era.
Furthermore, the latest IRGC attack on Arbil and the Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE only complicate the situation.
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During the UN Security Council vote condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one of the United States’ most important partners in the Gulf, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ignored Washington’s pleas and abstained from condemning the invasion.