- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accuses the United Arab Emirates of betraying Saudi Arabia.
- The rift between the Saudi Crown Prince and the U.A.E. President reflects a competition for power in the Middle East and global oil markets.
- The two leaders are feuding over influence in a Middle East where the U.S. plays a diminished role.
- The Gulf rivalry could hinder efforts to create a unified security alliance to counter Iran and end the war in Yemen.
- Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. are also economic competitors, with Saudi Arabia aiming to reduce its reliance on oil.
The Best of Frenemies: Saudi Crown Prince Clashes With U.A.E. President
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.A.E. President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan clash over power and influence in the Middle East and global oil markets.