Matthew Crosston (PhD)
(Senior Advisor in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Vice Chairman at Modern-Diplomacy and Editor-in-Chief of the Global South policy initiative, the Journal of Rising Powers).
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 5 April 2017
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
It is not always so easy to give a quick, concise, and analytically explicit overview of the intelligence community and culture in the United Arab Emirates. Emirati intelligence has to be seen in two disparate tiers: actual domestically-founded and home-grown intelligence efforts, which usually revolve within the small policing and military forces of the UAE; and more elaborate, highly-secretive, outsourced activities that usually see the Emirates in either a facilitating conduit or go-between role with a clear advantage to Emirati interests being eventually made apparent...Read more