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Israeli government refashions regional relations with an Arab slant

The inclusion for the first time of an Arab party in an Israeli governing coalition adds a new dimension to the normalisation deals struck by Bahrain and the UAE last year and could enable further outreach to the Gulf.

Issue 1128 - 17 June 2021

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Activist states realign interests in the East African ‘near abroad’

Regional rivalries are not necessarily forever – they may dissolve into historic rapprochements, which is how senior diplomats in the Gulf would probably prefer to interpret recent political and diplomatic manoeuvres involving Qatar, the UAE and Egypt in East Africa.

Issue 1128 - 17 June 2021

PinSaudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar

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