Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates – NYT


He is arguably the most powerful Arab ruler

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Prince Mohammed bin Zayed grew the power of the United Arab Emirates by following America’s lead.

He now has an increasingly militaristic agenda, and his legendary Washington influence appears to be extending to President Trump.

Prince Mohammed is almost unknown to the American public and his tiny country has fewer citizens than Rhode Island. But he may be the richest man in the world. He controls sovereign wealth funds worth $1.3 trillion, more than any other country.

His influence operation in Washington is legendary (Mr. Clarke got rich on his payroll). His military is the Arab world’s most potent, equipped through its work with the United States to conduct high-tech surveillance and combat operations far beyond its borders.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/02/world/middleeast/crown-prince-mohammed-bin-zayed


 

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