Inside Story

How damaging are the leaks from UAE ambassador to US?

The latest email leaks reveal that the UAE ambassador to the US questioned Trump’s ability to be president.

The Arabian peninsula is a confusing place right now.

Qatar‘s neighbours have cut long-standing alliances overnight.

Another historically strong alliance between the UAE and US is being strained by emails which have been leaked.

In the third disclosure within a week, emails from the inbox of the UAE’s ambassador to the US show direct criticism of President Donald Trump.

Previous leaks attacked Kuwait, Qatar, and Iran.

What are the ramifications?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Sultan Barakat – Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Richard Weitz – Director of the Center for Political Military Analysis, Hudson Institute

Luciano Zaccara – Assistant Professor of Gulf Politics, Qatar University