Title

Business as Usual? The Post-Brexit Impacts on UK and UAE Relations

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Justin Gibbins, Zayed University

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0003-1052-0432

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Contemporary Review of the Middle East

Publication Date

1-1-2022

Abstract

Since the formal leaving of the United Kingdom from the European Union on January 31, 2020, much discussion has focused on the consequences for British foreign policy. Predictions broadly fit into two outcomes: internationalism, echoed in the “global Britain” mantra, and isolationism, with a Britain struggling to be heard on the world stage. As British foreign and trade policies are being shaped by a desire to seek out new friends, and reaffirm contacts with old ones, the United Arab Emirates, a Gulf Cooperation Council country with a palpable set of linkages to the UK, will be impacted. Military, diplomatic and economic ties are robust, but the UAE’s position, particularly in light of its rising-power regional status, requires investigation. With some believing British influence will be stymied by its non-EU status, and with a UAE that has reversed its traditional nonintervention status to become more regionally resurgent, what would this mean for future UK–UAE relations? This article seeks to provide an early snapshot of the post-Brexit relationship between the two.

ISSN

2347-7989

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Brexit, security, trade, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Scopus ID

85125485602

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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