Mohammed Bin Zayed stamps authority on the UAE presidency, as son Khalid’s profile rises

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Issue 1161 - 13 Jan 2023 | 8 minute read

UAE President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan’s approach to statecraft has slowly emerged in the eight months since ‘MBZ’ formally took over as head of state from his late half-brother Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed. A security-led approach to foreign engagement has been accompanied by increased economic diplomacy, but a new crown prince has yet to be appointed, even as the Bani Fatima brothers further consolidate their power and economic control.

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