Until recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was part of one Sunni camp of Gulf monarchies (UAE, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait) traditionally competing for supremacy in the Middle East with the Shiite Iran, the political Islam of Turkey and Israeli dominance. However, the degradation of American global hegemony is now forcing many countries to pursue active independent … [Read more...] about UAE is Gradually becoming a Geopolitical Player in its Own Right
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An Ankara-initiated phone call on August 31 between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Crown Prince of Abu Dabi Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan drew the attention of the broad political establishment and raised questions about its possible implications for many countries in the Arab-Muslim world. First of all, does it signal an end to the Cold War affecting … [Read more...] about Has the “Cold War” between Turkey and the UAE Ended?
With Saudi Arabia’s strategic partnership with the UAE largely unravelling in the face of a directly growing competition and rivalry between them — which in turn is an outcome of the UAE’s own bid to position itself as the new leader of the ‘Sunni Muslim world’, and Saudi Arabia’s bid to ensure its survival as the traditional hegemon – ‘Gulf unity’ is facing an unprecedented … [Read more...] about Saudia-UAE Rivalry Upends ‘Gulf Unity’