Acording to British academic Matthew Hedges, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deepened its friendship with the Russian Federation since Russia invaded Ukraine. A fact that taken together with the UAE joining the BRICS alliance, may prove to be a major test of the strength of the West to maintain hegemony over the world order.
Just in 2022, the UAE and Russia increased binational trade by a whopping 68 percent to $9 billion — that total includes $2.5 billion in semiconductor technologies like microchips. The UAE has rapidly become a principal conduit in Russia’s strategic supply chain, making it far more difficult for Ukraine to win its battle for survival or at least forge a truce.
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