The Royal Duo that Operates in the Shadows of UAE Business and National Security

Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed al-Nahyan, left, with his brother Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed

Somalilandsun: The blurring of lines between the state and royal interests has long been a characteristic of Gulf states. But it has become more pronounced, particularly in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, at a time when leaders of the two countries have become more autocratic, security conscious and determined to develop new sectors, often related to technological advances.

The leaderships are now more centralised, with more control and less of a “power balance between brothers, uncles and nephews” as can be exemplified in the UAE where all business interests and nation security is under the control of two brothers Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed al-Nahyan,  and his brother Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed reports the Financial Times HERE