This expert brief examines how Saudi foreign policy decision-making is evolving to meet the challenges of aligning interests in a world of growing great power competition and strategic rivalries.
About Kristian Coates UlrichsenKristian Coates Ulrichsen Is Fellow For The Middle East At Rice University’s Baker Institute For Public Policy In Houston, Texas. He Is The Author Of Four Books On The International Relations And Political Economy Of The Gulf, Including Qatar And The Arab Spring And The United Arab Emirates: Power, Politics,And Policymaking.
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Aug 18, 2020Kristian Coates Ulrichsen2022-05-14T18:21:53+03:00
The standoff in the Gulf that commenced in May 23 between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) presents the greatest challenge to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
In the 1980s and the 1990s, the United Arab Emirates, led by its founding president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, followed a centrist policy to international affairs that placed mediation in regional disputes at its heart.