Barbara Leaf quoted in The New York Times article, “U.S. Hopes a Small Step in Easing a Mideast Rivalry Could Further Rattle Iran’s Economy”

"If Saudi Arabia allows Qatari flights through its airspace, that 'would clearly be a win for Doha,' said Barbara A. Leaf, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy..." Read the full article here: Full Article

2020-12-16T15:09:27-05:00December 2, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Barbara Leaf quoted in Vox article, “The Battle Over Trump’s Huge UAE Arms Deal, Explained”

"However, that issue 'has receded in importance' more recently, said Barbara Leaf, the US ambassador to the UAE from 2014 to 2018. The main reason is that in October, Israel’s government dropped its objection to the F-35 transfers in particular, soon after the Pentagon promised Jerusalem its edge would remain intact. "'It’s now more about the foreign policy dimensions of the proposed sale,' Leaf told me..." Read the full article here: Full Article

2020-12-16T15:17:14-05:00December 1, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Barbara Leaf interviewed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East, “What Does the U.S. Election Mean for the Middle East?”

"Barbara Leaf, former U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, looks at what the presidential election outcome would mean for Gulf governments. Iran's parliament on Monday voted to urgently consider legislation that would end wide-ranging inspections by international atomic monitors if U.S. oil and banking sanctions aren’t lifted within three months of the bill’s approval..." Watch the full interview here: Full Interview

2020-11-18T15:38:54-05:00November 3, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|
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