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UAE and Qatar: A new pragmatism to replace the cold war

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Andreas Krieg (Photographer)

Original languageEnglish
PublisherMiddle East Eye
Published27 Aug 2021

King's Authors

Abstract

The regional tour of the UAE’s national security advisor, Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, took the influential brother of Abu Dhabi’s de-facto ruler Mohammad bin Zayed on a surprise visit to Doha where he met Qatar’s emir.

Tahnoun bin Zayed's visit to Doha should be seen within the context of an ever more dynamic regional security environment enabled by the withdrawal of US leadership

It is the most significant visit to Doha by any Emirati dignitary since the Arab Spring pitted the two neighbours against each other in a far-reaching clash over visions and ideological narratives.

Yet, as important as this visit is for regional security and stability, it has to be seen within the context of an ever more dynamic regional security environment enabled by the withdrawal of US leadership.

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