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  1. Putin, it should be recalled, comes out of the KGB. He knows how to handle relationships and how to develop and play assets. Unlike Trump’s transactional quid pro quid world where the Emiratis and the Saudis are treated like convenient cash cows, Putin talks about relationship building. He talks about trust and friendship and he is building strong links with two key Gulf assets: the Abu Dhabi crown prince Mohammed Bin Zayed and with Mohammed Bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. My latest piece for Gulfhsp expands on the subject:

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