The United Arab Emirates (UAE) gained independence in 1971 through the unity of several sheikhdoms. This unification was initially more of a formality, undertaken to ensure the political independence and recognition of the state. However, once the UAE’s federal structure became a reality, the state needed to increase loyalty to
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) proposes “peaceful” religious discourse by supporting religious scholars such as Hamza Yusuf and Abdallah bin Bayyah and institutions such as the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and the Emirates Fatwa Council. The UAE has attempted to present itself as promoting a moderate form
The Turkish-Saudi relations have gain momentum with the AK Party coming to power in Türkiye in 2002. However, with the outbreak of uprisings in many Arab countries in 2011 both countries concentrated in two different rival regional camps. In 2018, the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Consulate
Discussions of the UAE population often miss how globalization has contributed to the formation of the Emirati national identity. The significant role of foreign residents in demarcating social boundaries and political status has become a key element in strengthening a sense of national identity.