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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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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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Drah confirms arrival of six Russian air defense systems in Sirte

The Spokesman for the Sirte-Jufra Military Operations Room, Brigadier-General Abdel-Hadi Drah, confirmed on Friday the arrival of six anti-aircraft Pantsir air defense systems to the city of Sirte, arriving from Russia.

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