PALESTINE-ISRAEL

Mohammed Dahlan’s rise and fall and rise in Palestinian politics and his relationship with Israel are an example of his complex and contradictory activities, operations, and style across the other parts of Dahlanistan. Dahlan has been an ambitious, brutal, stubborn, and tricky politician who exploits disputes, makes new alliances, often with former foes, and constantly … Devamını oku…

SERBIA

Leaving previous disputes, such as Emirati support for Bosnians during the civil war in the 1990s aside, Serbia and the UAE have established solid and mutually beneficial relations in the last two decades. While Serbia has been enjoying large UAE investments, the UAE has found an arms depot with experience of manufacturing, delivering, and legalizing … Devamını oku…

MONTENEGRO

Montenegro is infamous for deep-rooted corruption, different types of smuggling and giving space to dirty political relations in its realm through granting honorary citizenship program. It has also been described as one of arms depots for foreign powers, including the Gulf countries as a legacy of the civil war in the 1990s. This tiny country, with a population of … Devamını oku…

LIBYA

Libya has become a den of intrigue following the toppling of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. He ruled the country with an iron fist while managing to create a balance among the country’s long warring tribes. This balance was broken following his murder. Subsequently, Libya has become a scene of chaos, conflict, and civil … Devamını oku…

JORDAN

Jordan has been a quiet country that keeps its head down with limited resources but strategic importance. Jordan fulfils the duty of acting like a mediator between Israel and Palestinian factions. It also holds the control of the Al-Aqsa Compound. Unlike other non-Gulf Arab countries in the region, it has a unique character for having … Devamını oku…

EGYPT

Undoubtedly, Egypt has been one of the most important countries for the Arab world as the the center of political thought from Arab socialist nationalism to Islamism. It is also of significance for being situated in the intersection of the Middle East, North Africa and East Africa. In short, Egypt is not a country that … Devamını oku…

RUSSIA

Russia’s comeback to the Middle East and North Africa region under Vladimir Putin’s presidency had a game changing impact. The Kremlin ended the rebels’ advance against Syrian President Bashar Assad through its military intervention, beginning in 2015. Moscow and the UAE, apparently, have come to an understanding that Assad must stay in power. Libya has … Devamını oku…

YEMEN

Yemen, as the poorest country in the Arab world has suffered decades of division and war that led to a fragile peace in 2011 between strongman, Ali Abdullah Saleh and his deputy, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. In September 2014, the Houthis took over the capital of Sanaa, plunging the nation back into armed conflict. The Arab … Devamını oku…

TUNISIA

“Mohammed Dahlan is known as the godfather of the normalization project with the Israeli entity.” Haythem Kehili owner of Instalingo Translation Agency Dahlan is well acquainted with Tunisia. He was deported to Tunisia from Israeli detention in 1988. He would return to Ramallah in 2009. Tunisia had been a home for the PLO since the war in … Devamını oku…

MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique is one of the few Portuguese-speaking African countries and receives less attention from global powers like Russia, China, or the US. The country is of significance for its rich natural resources, proximity to UAE-influenced regional neighbors and its needs for foreign investment. The UAE has been using the country both as a gateway to … Devamını oku…