This research project empirically analyses the impact of immigration (and related issues like citizenship and demographics) on national security in the UAE. We identify a range of security threats hypothesized to arise from immigration, whether perceived or "real", and test them in the current Emirati context. We base our analyses on 30 interviews of Emirati citizens with significant access to decision-making venues and/or reflective expertise on the issue, to gain a cross-section of current Emirati thinking on security threats stemming from immigration
Al Awad, Mouawiya; Alexander, Kristian; and Luedtke, Adam, "Immigration and National Security in the UAE: Between Realism & Constructivism" (2013). Working papers. 37.