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Dr Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, UAE Professor of Political Science, discusses why UAE momentum and influence is on the rise in the Middle East; how the Gulf states’ management of the COVID-19 pandemic compares with the West; why the region can be cautiously optimistic on Libya; why the UAE will not back down from either its normalization with Israel or its support for Palestinians; how the region will manage a new Iran nuclear deal, if it happens, and Iran’s new hardline president; the four tracks of Gulf reconciliation; the UAE’s role as peacemaker in the Horn of Africa; the US-China competition is in the Gulf; and more!


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-UAE offers to mediate Nile dam dispute in name of Red Sea security - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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-Is UN last diplomatic stop in Nile dam dispute? - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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