United Arab Emirates

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Policy decisions taken by the UAE can sometimes surprise even our closest allies. This was the point made over the weekend by a US television reporter as he interviewed Sheikh Abdu...(full article)

40,000 Masai people will be evicted from their homeland in Tanzania, because the Dubai royal family has bought it with the intention of using it as a reserve to hunt big game. Last...(full article)

Syria will also benefit from a united GCC after the current crisis is eventually replaced by peace. While there is no imminent prospect of this, when calm does return the GCC is th...(full article)

The walls are going up, the collection — Mondrian, Caillebotte, Monet, Gauguin, Magritte — is growing at the rate of 40 million euros a year spent on acquisitions since...(full article)

The walls are going up, the collection — Mondrian, Caillebotte, Monet, Gauguin, Magritte — is growing at the rate of 40 million euros a year spent on acquisitions since...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

The Emirates Take a Step to Tackle Terror - The National

As The National reported yesterday, the government has designated 83 organisations – including Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, its UAE branch Al Islah, as well as ISIL, Al ...

UAE Blue Collar Jobs Transform Lives - The National

Remittances made by this country’s 2.2 million Indians residents to their home country amount to $15 billion (Dh55bn) per annum, a staggering figure by any estimation. The go...

Shattering Myths About the Arab World - Jack Shaheen, The National

Vibrant film offerings are providing audiences with a better understanding of the Arab world and are also helping to shatter Hollywood’s stereotypical Arab images....

Saudis' Quest for Hollywood Movies - Rym Ghazal, The National

There is an old Arabic saying that goes, “Al Mamnou Marghoub”, or the forbidden is desired. Nothing illustrates this better than when­ever my friends and relatives come over f...

The Universal Duty to Defeat Extremism - The National

Maj Mariam Al Mansouri captured the imagination of the world when she led the UAE Air Force into action against ISIL targets in Syria last month....

Hold the Abettors of Jihad Accountable - Jamsheed & Carol Choksy, RCW

Only the Muslim nations that ignited jihadism can now defuse it, working with moderate Iraqis and Syrians who are directly affected by it....

Drain ISIS's Funds to Defeat Them - The National

A sound military approach is only one aspect of the battle against extremism. Money also matters....

Waging a War of Ideas Against IS - Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, PS

The global financial crisis taught the world how profoundly interdependent our economies have become. In today’s crisis of extremism, we must recognize that we are just as in...

Restore Hope to Beat Islamist Extremists - The National

There can be no doubt that rise of the extremist Islamist group ISIL poses a serious threat to the region, and there can be no doubt that the leadership in the United Arab Emirates...

Arab Nations Are Right to Join Fight on ISIS - The National

In many ways, the involvement of so many Arab countries in the battle against ISIL is a defining moment. In another sense, however, it is merely a natural response to the context o...

The U.S. Is Leading a Robust Arab Coalition - Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

According to the Pentagon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates directly contributed airpower to the attacks, while Qatar played a supporting role. So much fo...

Why Arab States Are Helping in Syria - Jane Kinninmont, Chatham House

For the US, it was vitally important to avoid strikes against Islamic State (IS) looking like another Western attack on a Middle Eastern country, and to emphasize that opposition t...

U.S. Begins Syria Strikes - S. Harris, J. Hudson, Y. Dreazen, K. Brannen, FP

The Obama administration and an array of Arab allies have begun hitting dozens of Islamic States targets inside Syria, expanding an air campaign against what Washington sees as the...

Obama's Anti-ISIS Coalition No Sure Thing - D. Francis, Fiscal Times

President Obama is dispatching Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East to recruit Sunni nations there to join the fight against ISIS, a tall order in a part of the worl...

Dubai to Build World's Largest Airport - Adam Schreck, AP

DUBAI, UAE (AP) -- Dubai's ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city's second airport that aims to make it the world's biggest, the emirate's airport operato...

A Political Coming of Age in the Gulf - Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

The apparent airstrike against targets in Tripoli, Libya, last week by the air force of the United Arab Emirates, in conjunction with Egypt, must go down as one of the most intrigu...

The New Arab Cold War - Steven A. Cook, Jacob Stokes & Alexander Brock, FP

The popular conception of the Middle East is one of a region divided along sectarian lines pitting Sunni against Shiite, but another simultaneous struggle is underway among predomi...

U.S. Can't Retreat and Still Call the Shots - Max Boot, Commentary

Want to know what happens when the U.S. retreats from a leadership role in the Middle East? This is what happens–Egypt and the United Arab Emirates together collaborate to stag...

Libya the Sign of a Newly Proactive Gulf - Jane Kinninmont, The Guardian

Whatever has happened in Libya in the past few days – with the US claiming that the United Arab Emirates and Egypt were behind several airstrikes on Islamist militias – it is...

Time for a U.S. Triage in the Mideast - Adam Garfinkle, American Interest

As many have already noted, if the U.S. government uses force against ISIS on behalf of the Maliki government in Iraq, it will in effect be allying itself with Iran—not such a ho...

The Stateless Bedouin of the UAE - Katie Cella, Boston Review

Less than a quarter of the roughly nine million people who live in the Emirates are citizens. The rest are expatriates from almost every corner of the globe, ranging from wealthy b...

Life as a Dubai Guest Worker - Cynthia Gorney, National Geographic

In today’s hyperconnected world, many developing countries find that their most lucrative export is people. The foreign workers and their families must grapple with an inevit...

Sport's Hidden Slaves - Rafia Zakaria, Dawn

In the words of historians, gladiator games, which pitched warriors against wild animals, convicted criminals, or slaves, provided the organisers with great opportunities for self-...

What Iran Can Do to Ease Gulf Tensions - Daily Star

Iran has plenty of cards to play if it truly wants to see an improvement in its relations with individual Gulf countries and this region as a whole. If such an initiative is taken ...

Western Games Being 'Culturalized' for Arabs - Colin Campbell, Polygon

They do things differently in Saudi Arabia, in Abu Dhabi and in Egypt. In the countries of the Middle East, where Arabic is spoken and where, to a greater or lesser extent, religio...

The Other Arab Awakening - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The Gulf leaders still have no time for one-man, one-vote democracy. But, in the wake of the Arab Spring, they’re deeply concerned with their legitimacy, which they are discoveri...

Dubai Seeks Sandwich-eating Tips from Royals - Tanya Gold, Guardian

The London season, in which debutantes curtsied to cakes, has reanimated itself in Dubai. It is the revenge of new money on old....

To Free Arab Lands, First Free Arab Minds - Rami Khouri, Daily Star

Every other democratic practice in society – free media, voting, civil society activism – relies on the foundation of freedom of expression. One of the reasons the Arab world h...

The Post-American Mall - Roger Cohen, New York Times

I flew to Brazil from Dubai, a 15-hour nonstop flight favored by Chinese businessmen pursuing investments in South America. Most days there are two packed flights, one to Rio and o...

The New Arab Capitals - Ursula Lindsey, The Arabist

Needless to say, the claim that Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have become what Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo once were to the Arab world raised many hackles....

The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies - Chris Davidson, Foreign Aff.

An especially brittle monarchy succumbing to pressure over Western involvement, Iran, or Israel could easily be the first domino to fall, undoing the illusion of invincibility that...

Why Is Britain Embracing UAE's Sheik? - Donald Campbell, New Statesman

Three British citizens continue to be held under appalling conditions in the United Arab Emirates, while the Government prepares to host the country's unelected leader for a state ...

The World's Most Affluent Metro Areas - Wendell Cox, New Geography

Among the 10 metropolitan areas with the highest GDP per capita, nine are in the United States (Figure 1). Hartford ($79,900 per capita), for the second year in a row, was ranked t...

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