The Integration of Defence Diplomacy into the UAE's Foreign Policy Agenda

  • Ahmed Al Khateri

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This thesis provides a comparison of the UAE's defence diplomacy activities with other nations and looks at the extent to which defence diplomacy is integrated into the UAE's foreign policy agenda. In achieves this by looking at the awareness of defence diplomacy in the operational level of the political sector of the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. It also seeks to investigate the use of defence diplomacy by the UAE at various levels of foreign policymaking. The study compares different activities of defence diplomacy and measures how frequently they are used by the UAE. This is used to illustrate the importance of each activity and how active it is among the plethora of defence diplomacy tools.The thesis also includes in its introduction an analyses of the definition of defence diplomacy, and the integration of defence diplomacy in the UK, Spain and Australia and does so by looking at their governments' strategies and plans that includes defence diplomacy.
Date of AwardDec 2018
Original languageAmerican English


  • Defence Diplomacy
  • Soft Power
  • Foreign Policy
  • Integration
  • Awareness

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