Regional Vision of the Gulf States: United Arab Emirates
The normalization process that started between Israel and the UAE with the Abraham Accords last year was later reflected in some Arab states in and outside the Gulf. While the effects and discussions of this agreement, which seems to be one of Israel’s greatest achievements in recent years, continue, the Gulf countries have also emerged another normalization process as another important development. It seems that the Al-Ula process initiated by Saudi Arabia and Qatar will maintain a softening atmosphere in the Gulf. However, the changing balance of relations in the Gulf will affect not only the Gulf but also many other regions outside of the Gulf. The question of whether the atmosphere of Al-Ula will bring the normalization or harmonization of the parties of the agreement, which also experience foreign policy conflicts in areas outside the Gulf, seems to be an early question to answer for now.
Assoc. Prof. Esra Pakin ALBAYRAKOĞLU, Senior Specialist of DİPAM, Turkey
Robert MOGIELNICKI, Scholar of the Arab Gulf States Institute, USA
Amb. (R) Selim KARAOSMANOĞLU, Former Ambassador to Abu Dhabi, Turkey
Dr. Khaled Al MEZAINI, Zayed University, UAE