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Punching Above Its Weight: what is behind the United Arab Emirates’ widening regional activism.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is a fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Texas. His research examines political, economic, and security trends in the Middle East and, in particular, the Gulf Cooperation Council states’ changing position within the global order.

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Tribal leaders in Libya “reopen oil fields” and authorize Haftar to negotiate procedures

A tribal leader in Libya’s oil-producing region on Monday indicated tribes there were ending a blockade on output and exports, saying “we opened the oil”, and have handed authority to Haftar’s forces to negotiate a restart in production with the “international community.”

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Libyan Army: We’re fighting state mercenaries after Haftar’s defeat

The spokesman for the Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mohammed Gununu said Libya is at war with invading mercenaries supported by regional and international states after the defeat of their agent Khalifa Haftar.

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US warns of Russian buildup threatening Eastern Mediterranean and Europe via Libya

Russian buildup is turning the eastern Mediterranean Sea into one of the world’s most militarized zones, the U.S. Navy’s top admiral in Europe has said, warning that Moscow could cement its dominance in the region if it’s allowed to gain a foothold in Libya.

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