The Foreign Policy of the United Arab Emirates: Past, Present, and Future Trends
Although it is a relatively small and young country, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has historically stood out among nations by its ability to retain its independent line of thought in the face of considerable influences. While the UAE has primarily stood in the Western venue of world politics and international relations it has also resisted Western pressure on many occasions, and has flourished both politically and economically in doing so. In "Clash of Civilizations," Samuel Huntington argues that Islam and the West cannot coexist peacefully, and that the future of world politics will be a clash between the two. This study will contradict his thesis by providing an example of an Islamic nation that has been able to develop and maintain peaceful and prosperous relations with both the Middle East and the West, along with the rest of the world. The very neutral foreign policy that the UAE has adopted has proven to be very successful This thesis will not only contradict Huntington's observations but discuss the development of UAE foreign policy in-depth, from its early beginnings to the recent death of its first President, Sheikh Zayed. The UAE's bilateral relationships with both Arab and non-Arab states, including many powerful global nations will also be examined.
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Sadri, Houman A.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Novak, Susan, "The Foreign Policy of the United Arab Emirates: Past, Present, and Future Trends" (2007). HIM 1990-2015. 655.