Abu Dhabi exports counter-guerrilla materiel
For its external military operations, the United Arab Emirates is becoming increasingly independent of its Western suppliers and turning into a serious competitor in its own right. [...]
In Yemen the Iran-backed alliance between the Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been fighting the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by Western governments since March 2015 with no political breakthrough in sight. Intelligence Online reports on secret negotiations, the intelligence support and military sales associated with the conflict and sheds light on the political maneuvers of Arab and Western nations with in interest in the situation.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates waited for Donald Trump to drop his support for Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the end of May before launching their diplomatic offensive against Qatar. This is our exclusive report on the meeting which led to the break-up. [...]