August 30, 2014

A Political Coming of Age in the Gulf

Rami Khouri, Daily Star

The Associated Press

The apparent airstrike against targets in Tripoli, Libya, last week by the air force of the United Arab Emirates, in conjunction with Egypt, must go down as one of the most intriguing developments in the modern history of the Arab Gulf states. The fact that UAE planes allegedly used Egyptian air bases and other facilities to carry out the attack makes it even more intriguing – a sign of substantive, sophisticated cooperation by two Arab states to attack targets in a third Arab state.

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TAGGED: United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Libya, Egypt, Persian Gulf, GCC


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