An awkward embrace: The UK’s re-emerging role in the Middle East

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Series Details No.186, October 2014
Publication Date 15/10/2014
ISSN 1989-2667
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The British approach to the Middle East is driven by security and commercial interests, including energy and export markets. After a long period of relative decline in the influence of the UK in the region, London has revamped its ties with Gulf countries in particular, where it has the strongest political, security and business relations of any European country. Following support to Arab popular uprisings, the UK has reverted to a more cautious approach to the region with a view to preserving good relations with important strategic actors there.

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