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Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, president of the Emirates Policy Center, discusses how the Abraham Accords could help provide context for tough concessions on the most controversial issues facing Israelis and Palestinians; UAE interests and expectations in dealing with regional security and Iran; why the UAE is well-placed to help mediate in the Horn of Africa; how the Gulf manages the US-China competition; and her own journey as distinguished academic to founder of one of the region’s most influential and impactful think thanks.


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-UAE balances ties with Egypt, Ethiopia in Nile Dam Crisis (Al-Monitor)

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