officials, sending additional troops to the region and mediation attempts made by Iraqi officials, the tension has been settled to a great extent.
The strong belief in Turkey that Washington covertly supported the PKK especially after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, peaked with the Trump administration’s supply of weapons to the YPG and consideration of the YPG as a legitimate and efficient fighter against the DAESH.
In other countries such as Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, and Iraq, the Muslim Brotherhood established political parties that officially served as political actors.
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2010, the civil wars that erupted in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, together with the tensions in Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, and Palestine, are all signs of an on-going covert war in the region.
On the other hand, the collapse of the Iranian economy and regime might stir a greater chaos than the case of Iraq.
It earned a reputation for its role in the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988).
Pushing back against Turkish influence in Syria, as well as throughout the greater Arab/Islamic world from Somalia to Iraq and Qatar to Libya, requires the unity of powerful Arab states, naturally making Saudi Arabia a key player in this regard from Abu Dhabi’s standpoint.
This statement came out on the same day when the PKK killed two Iraqi soldiers at a security checkpoint in the Sinjar area of Northern Iraq.
They are aware of Turkey’s stand in the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum and the Catalan referendum of 2017.
This pillar of the UAE’s foreign policy became increasingly important following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which two Emirati hijackers carried out with 17 others mainly from Saudi Arabia, as well as the Islamic State’s meteoric rise to power in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Among this list was the 1948 Nakba, the events of 1967, which saw Israel occupy more Arab lands, the invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring, and the impact of technological evolution in the field of telecommunications, which he believed “led among other things to the collapse of fear and silence” in the region.
In the qualifiers, Qatar eliminated Iraq and secured another victory against South Korea in the quarterfinals before trashing the UAE in the semi-final.