The UAE’s Pragmatic Engagement with the Taliban

by Gulf State Analytics

2 July 2024

In this paper we discuss:

  • The historical relationship between the UAE and Talibans' Afghanistan;
  • How the Talibans' government is being de-facto recognised by a growing number of countries;
  • The role played by the UAE as diplomatic bridge between the Talibans and the US;
  • Abu Dhabi's agile foreign policy; and
  • The implications for US foreign policy, after the dramatic withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021.

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