Tag: Socotra

Socotra Island
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

The other side of the Yemeni war: UAE and Saudi Arabia soft-hard power games in Socotra

Recent events in the Gulf underlined that while Saudi Arabia is focusing on the al-Mahrah province on the border with Oman to ease its access to the Indian Ocean, the UAE is getting hold of the essential Yemenite islands, with the most relevant being Socotra.