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The UAE’s ‘Dogs of War’ : Boosting a Small State’s Regional Power Projection . / Krieg, Andreas.

In: Small Wars and Insurgencies, 21.06.2021.

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Krieg, A 2021, 'The UAE’s ‘Dogs of War’: Boosting a Small State’s Regional Power Projection ', Small Wars and Insurgencies.

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Krieg A. The UAE’s ‘Dogs of War’: Boosting a Small State’s Regional Power Projection . Small Wars and Insurgencies. 2021 Jun 21.

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Krieg, Andreas. / The UAE’s ‘Dogs of War’ : Boosting a Small State’s Regional Power Projection . In: Small Wars and Insurgencies. 2021.

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