UAE provides a risky haven for Russian money

As the first private jets from Moscow were landing in the UAE, Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai and Due Process International, warned that the Emirates would quickly become Russian oligarchs’ preferred sanctions-avoidance destination for their targeted riches. “W...
Tourism in Saudi Arabia too risky

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a dangerous figure. Equal parts despot, dictator, mafia-style don, but also political and social reformer; he is attempting to bend the kingdom to his will and drag Saudi Arabia kicking and screaming int...
UAE lifts alcohol regulations, increases likelihood of arrest

UAE lifts alcohol regulations, increases likelihood of arrest
Israeli PTSD sufferer arbitrarily arrested in Dubai
Israeli PTSD sufferer arbitrarily arrested in Dubai
Egyptian-American political commentator freed from UAE custody, returns home
Egypt's extradition request of Sherif Osman fails.
Why no Brits were arrested during World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar has passed without any reported arrests or police incidents involving British citizens, counter to expectations. While some have speculated that the restrictions on the availability of alcohol may have played a decisive role in the relative tranqui...
Sherif Osman case highlights America’s dwindling influence in the Middle East

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, the United States was the last superpower standing, and then-President George H.W. Bush declared “What we say goes”. One of the first regions where America established its authority in the newly unipolar world, was the...
Scottish man fights for Iraq jail cellmate

Brian Glendinning returned home to Scotland after being detained in an Iraqi jail over a Qatar issued Interpol Red Notice for debt. After extensive campaigning, he was finally released and avoided what was set to be at least two years in prison. His welcomed return to ...
UAE out-spends China to win influence

Between the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Emirates Investment Authority, Mubadala, and the Investment Corporation of Dubai; the UAE’s Sovereign Wealth Funds control well over $1 trillion. That is roughly equivalent to the total assets of the China Investment Fund,...
Indian nationals risk arbitrary detention, Interpol abuse in UAE

Indian citizens are more likely to be imprisoned in the UAE than in any other country in the world. “There are over 8,000 Indian nationals incarcerated in foreign jails,” says Radha Stirling, CEO of Due Process International and founder of Detained in Dubai, “Roughly hal...
UAE provides a risky haven for Russian money

As the first private jets from Moscow were landing in the UAE, Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai and Due Process International, warned that the Emirates would quickly become Russian oligarchs’ preferred sanctions-avoidance destination for their targeted riches. “W...
Tourism in Saudi Arabia too risky

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a dangerous figure. Equal parts despot, dictator, mafia-style don, but also political and social reformer; he is attempting to bend the kingdom to his will and drag Saudi Arabia kicking and screaming int...
UAE lifts alcohol regulations, increases likelihood of arrest

UAE lifts alcohol regulations, increases likelihood of arrest
Israeli PTSD sufferer arbitrarily arrested in Dubai
Israeli PTSD sufferer arbitrarily arrested in Dubai
Egyptian-American political commentator freed from UAE custody, returns home
Egypt's extradition request of Sherif Osman fails.
Why no Brits were arrested during World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar has passed without any reported arrests or police incidents involving British citizens, counter to expectations. While some have speculated that the restrictions on the availability of alcohol may have played a decisive role in the relative tranqui...
Sherif Osman case highlights America’s dwindling influence in the Middle East

When the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, the United States was the last superpower standing, and then-President George H.W. Bush declared “What we say goes”. One of the first regions where America established its authority in the newly unipolar world, was the...
Scottish man fights for Iraq jail cellmate

Brian Glendinning returned home to Scotland after being detained in an Iraqi jail over a Qatar issued Interpol Red Notice for debt. After extensive campaigning, he was finally released and avoided what was set to be at least two years in prison. His welcomed return to ...
UAE out-spends China to win influence

Between the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Emirates Investment Authority, Mubadala, and the Investment Corporation of Dubai; the UAE’s Sovereign Wealth Funds control well over $1 trillion. That is roughly equivalent to the total assets of the China Investment Fund,...
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