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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Yates
 
First Name:
Athol
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
UAE institutional responses to the new security dynamics in the Gulf
 
Paper Proposal Text :
The last decade has witness enormous modernization of the UAE national security machinery of government as the country has sought to be better prepared to respond to region’s new security dynamics. Starting around 2001 and accelerating first following the 2003 invasion of Iraq and again after Iran’s aggressive behavior of the mid 2000s, the UAE has pursued two tracks for reforming its security bureaucracy and policy making apparatus. The first is organizational changes which has seen new agencies being established such as the Higher National Security Council and the Critical National Security Authority. The second involved developing a whole-of-government approach based on national objective setting and strategic planning. These have had a profound influence on the UAE’s security agencies, leading to restructures, outsourcing and refocusing of efforts. The new arrangements mirror the approach used by many Western countries to build a coordinated, comprehensive and joined-up national security system.
This paper will discuss the modernization of the UAE national security machinery of government, focusing on changes to its security bureaucracy and policy making apparatus. The paper will then compare these developments with those of several Western countries, and identify and explain the similarities and differences. This information then will be used to make forecasts of further changes in the UAE’s national security arrangements.
 
 
 

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