United Arab Emirates

  • Syria in Crisis
    Gulf Participation in the Anti–Islamic State Coalition: Limitations and Costs
    Frederic Wehrey September 23, 2014

    The contribution of Gulf Arab countries in the fight against the Islamic State should not be overstated and should be caveated with an awareness of the risks and costs—for both the Gulf regimes at home and U.S. interests in the region.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Weak Rebel Support for the Syrian Peace Talks
    Aron Lund January 24, 2014

    Most of Syria’s large rebel groups have explicitly distanced themselves from the Geneva talks.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Laboring Against Themselves
    Suliman Al-Atiqi February 26, 2013 عربي

    The responses of Gulf Cooperation Council countries to the 2011 uprisings only reinforce a culture of state dependency.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Fear and Loathing in the Emirates
    Christopher Davidson September 18, 2012 عربي

    The recent crackdown on the UAE’s civil society highlights its heaviest police strategies—and shows no sign of softening.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Higher Education Initiatives in the UAE
    Amal Sakr May 5, 2009 عربي

    The Emirates' efforts to improve higher education are impressive, but it is unclear how far they can go without improvements to basic education as well.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Women's Political Status in the GCC States
    Ebtisam Al Kitbi August 20, 2008

    A survey of women's political status in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states shows that in some countries women have recently made considerable progress toward formal equality of political rights, but in others they have not. The governing elite in the GCC countries generally supports women's political rights, but strong social sentiment against women's participation in politics persists.

  • Sada - Analysis
    UAE: A Toe in the Water of Political Reform
    Amal Hashim August 13, 2008 عربي

    On December 16 the United Arab Emirates will take the first tentative step on the road to political reform. As promised a year ago by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, the country will hold indirect elections for half of the 40 seats in the Federal National Council, the first experience of its kind for the UAE.


Carnegie Experts on United Arab Emirates

  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly.


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