The Middle East in the Mid-Atlantic

The UAE maintains a team of Washington-based lobbyists. They have spent millions influencing US policy decisions.

Former governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

Entanglements between the United States and the United Arab Emirates run both deep and wide. From its employment of 280 former US military personnel to its ongoing purchase of billions of dollars’ worth of US military equipment and weapons, the UAE has long sought to influence and leverage knowledge of US political and military affairs. […]

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