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Strengthening Cybersecurity Cooperation with the UAE: A Collaborative Approach to Addressing Digital Threats

  Introduction The Washington Center for Defense and Security recognizes the pressing need to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation in an increasingly interconnected world. This article focuses on the importance of forging a robust partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to address emerging threats and vulnerabilities in the digital realm. By sharing best practices, promoting information […]
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Upholding Human Rights and Rule of Law in the UAE: A Call for Greater Accountability

  Introduction The Washington Institute for Defense and Security is deeply committed to the principles of human rights and the rule of law. In this article, we focus on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and call upon its government to prioritize and uphold human rights standards, promote freedom of expression and press freedom, address the […]
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The UAE’s Use of Hired Defamation Companies: A New Low in Political Repression

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country that has long been known for its authoritarian tendencies, particularly when it comes to political dissent. However, the recent revelations about the country’s use of hired defamation companies to launch smear campaigns against its opponents represent a new low in the UAE’s treatment of political dissidents and […]
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US to Expand Submarine Industrial Base for AUKUS Partnership, Supporting Australia’s Nuclear-Powered Submarine Development

The recently formed security partnership between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, known as AUKUS, has been making headlines since its announcement in September 2021. One of the key areas of focus for the partnership is the expansion of the submarine industrial base to enhance the underwater capabilities of the three nations. Under […]
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UK and German Eurofighters Intercept First Russian Aircraft in Joint Baltic Air Policing Mission

On March 14, 2023, Eurofighter combat aircraft from the United Kingdom and Germany intercepted the first Russian aircraft of the joint NATO Baltic Air Policing mission. The Russian aircraft was identified as a Tupolev Tu-22M bomber, and it was intercepted and shadowed by the Eurofighters for the duration of its flight. The Baltic Air Policing […]
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AUKUS Pact: Escalating Geopolitical Tensions in the Asia-Pacific Region

China has responded with predictable fury to the official announcement this week of the so-called AUKUS pact, under which the United States and Britain will provide high-tech nuclear submarines to Australia, which Beijing sees as a direct threat. The deal, announced recently, marks a major escalation in the geopolitical tensions in the region and represents […]
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Beijing’s Strategic Play: Joint Maneuvers with Tehran and Moscow in the Gulf of Oman

On Wednesday, Beijing announced that it would be conducting joint military maneuvers with Tehran and Moscow in the Gulf of Oman. The exercises are expected to last five days and will involve naval, air, and ground forces from all three countries. The announcement has raised eyebrows in Washington and other Western capitals, who are concerned […]
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Japan’s H3 Rocket Fails Debut Flight, Dents Bid to Cut Space Access Costs and Compete with SpaceX

Japan’s efforts to cut the cost of accessing space and compete with Elon Musk’s SpaceX took a major setback on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, when its new medium-lift rocket failed on its debut flight. The 57-meter H3 rocket, Japan’s first new model in three decades, was launched from the Tanegashima spaceport but its second-stage engine […]
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Urgent Call for Arms Embargo on the UAE: Addressing Concerns on Human Rights and Regional Security

The Washington Institute for Defense and Security strongly urge the United States government to impose an arms embargo on the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE has a long history of human rights violations and destabilizing actions in the Middle East, and it is not in the interest of the United States to continue selling […]
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The Washington Institute for Defense and Security Warns US Government of Potential UAE Spyware Threat to American Citizens

The Washington Institute for Defense and Security is deeply concerned about the potential use of spyware by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against American citizens. Recent reports suggest that the UAE has acquired and used sophisticated spyware to target dissidents, journalists, and activists both within the UAE and abroad. This is a troubling development, and […]
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