Title

UAE-Israel diplomatic normalization: a response to a turbulent Middle East region

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Jonathan Fulton, Zayed University
Roie Yellinek, Bar-Ilan University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Comparative Strategy

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

The announcement of normalized diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a significant event in Middle East international politics, marking the first new regional partnership for Israel since Jordan in 1994. This paper uses a levels of analysis approach to examine the domestic, regional, and systemic pressures that influenced leaders in the two countries to make this bold decision. It argues that the pressures at the domestic and systemic levels are important considerations, but the dynamics at play in the Middle East regional security complex are ultimately more important factors in explaining normalization.

ISSN

0149-5933

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Volume

40

Issue

5

First Page

499

Last Page

515

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Scopus ID

85115208583

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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