30 September 2020
The UAE is betting that a combination of soft power garnered through recognition of Israel and close security, economic and technological cooperation will enable it to convince the Israeli government that an independent Palestinian state is in Israel’s interest. While there is little reason to believe that the UAE will succeed where others have failed in recent decades, Emirati leaders, in contrast to Turkey, potentially could in cooperation with Israel also try to impose an unpopular Palestinian figure who has close ties to the US, Emirati and Israeli leadership, wrote RSIS Senior Fellow Dr James Dorsey in a commentary.
…Dr James M Dorsey is an award-winning journalist and a Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and co-director of the University of Wuerzburg’s Institute of Fan Culture in Germany.
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