Among these developments is cooperation between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in the field of higher education. Your agreement aims to discredit the reflex accusation that the agreements are aimed only at confronting a mutual geopolitical threat: Iran. (B) Bin Salman, without whom these Gulf countries, especially Bahrain, would not dare take such a courageous and public step, needs this agreement for the same reason: he must prove to the democrats (and the Europeans) that he is a constructive and moderate leader and not just a murderer of dissidents. The agreement is a victory for Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and de facto ruler of the Emirates; Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia; Benjamin Netanyahu, the eternal Prime Minister of Israel; and President Donald Trump. Each of these men had a rather urgent need for this agreement: each side recognizes the right of the other party`s ships to pass innocently into their territorial waters, in accordance with international law. Each contracting party grants normal access to its ports to the ships and cargoes of the other party, as well as to ships and cargo destined for or from the other party. This access is granted on the same conditions that generally apply to ships and cargoes from other countries. The contracting parties may enter into maritime agreements and arrangements. Bahrain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates should ensure that these agreements are not only an agreement between governments, but also among their citizens. Education can make that possible. The recent agreement between Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in the United Arab Emirates and The Weizmann Institute of Science of Israel on cooperation in the development and use of artificial intelligence is an important first step. Chinese interests in the region focus on acquiring natural resources and promoting the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which depends on regional stability. To put it simply, if the agreements lead to a reduction in the conflict in the region, China will gain enormously.
But Beijing officials share the fear of many analysts that the Abraham Accords will eventually fuel polarization and radicalization in the region. If this is the case, it will come at the expense of BIS`s future success. Israel and two Gulf Arab states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, have engaged in formal and public diplomatic relations. The White House calls the agreements “The Abraham Accords,” and President Donald Trump has typically announced that there will be “peace in the Middle East.” (Spoiler alarm: no) The U.A.E. and Bahrain are the third and fourth Arab countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel; Egypt and Jordan were the first two. Here is a brief preliminary analysis of the winners and losers in this new agreement. (I say “temporarily,” because it`s the Middle East, and no one really knows what it could mean.) Following the agreement signed between the parties in Abu Dhabi on 1 September 2020, the parties are cooperating to deepen and rapidly expand bilateral investment relations and place a high priority on the conclusion of financial and investment agreements, while recognizing the key role of these agreements for the economic development of the parties and the Middle East as a whole.