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Samuel Ramani

Middle East

The UAE-Turkey rivalry: An enduring and globalized competition

Despite recent conciliatory rhetoric, the roots of their antagonism will be difficult to untangle.

Middle East

Will Turkey’s new ambassador mark a change in relations with Israel?

Turkish-Israeli relations have slowly devolved since Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power, but now there’s a chance to change course.

Middle East

Is the UAE’s engagement with Iran a cold peace or genuine rapprochement?

Gulf rivals Iran and the United Arab Emirates are talking. What does it mean and where will it go from here?

Middle East

Why the Relationship Between Russia and the United Arab Emirates is Strengthening

While the U.S. muddles along in the Middle East, Russia and the UAE are building a stronger bond.