By Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Led through Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE has develop into deeply embedded within the modern method of overseas energy, politics, and policy-making. simply an self sufficient kingdom due to the fact 1971, the seven emirates that represent the UAE symbolize not just the main winning Arab federal scan but in addition the main sturdy. notwithstanding, the 2008 monetary difficulty and its aftermath underscored the ongoing imbalance among Abu Dhabi and Dubai and the 5 northern emirates. in the meantime, the post-2011 defense crackdown printed the extreme sensitivity of officers in Abu Dhabi to social inequalities and financial disparities around the federation.
The United Arab Emirates: energy, Politics, and Policymaking charts a number of the tactics of nation formation and political and financial improvement that experience enabled the UAE to come to be an important nearby strength and significant participant within the publish Arab Spring reordering of center East and North African Politics, in addition to the nearest accomplice of the united states in army and protection affairs within the area. It additionally explores the seamier underside of that progress by way of the of migrant employees, contemporary interventions in Libya and Yemen, and, latterly, one of many maximum premiums of political prisoners in line with capita on the planet. The ebook concludes with a dialogue of the most likely coverage demanding situations that the UAE will face in coming years, in particular because it strikes in the direction of its 50th anniversary in 2021.
Providing a complete and obtainable evaluate of the UAE, this ebook might be a necessary source for college students and students of diplomacy and heart East experiences, in addition to non-specialists with an curiosity within the United Arab Emirates and its worldwide position.
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