Episode 187 | Biden’s visit to the Middle East: A View from the Gulf

In this episode, Richard Pater speaks to Najat Al-Saied, an adjunct Professor at American University in the Emirates, to gain a Gulf perspective on US President Biden’s recent trip to the Middle East. Richard and Najat discuss the UAE’s strategy vis-a-vis Iran and how the Gulf views the Iranian threat. They also discuss why the Abraham Accords are still not viewed favourably among the Arab publics. Najat is the Media and Academic Director of Sharaka, an NGO established in 2020 by people from Israel, the UAE and Bahrain, and is a columnist with Al Ittihad (an Arabic-language newspaper published daily in the UAE). Beginning in January 2021, she joined Israel Hayom as contributor and columnist to the newspaper, and appears on i24 News.