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What Israel’s Peace Pact With UAE, Bahrain Means For US Arms Sales, Defense Contractors

KEY POINTS

  • UAE and Bahrain are already significant recipients of U.S. arms exports
  • Bahrain has a “strong interest” in the U.S. Navy maintaining its Fifth Fleet headquarters
  • Lockheed Martin is presumably a big winner from these new geopolitical arrangements

The peace agreement recently signed by Israel with  the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain  and brokered by the White House raises many questions about geopolitics in the turbulent Persia Gulf region. But the new geostrategic realities may also open up some opportunities for U.S. defense contractors to increase sales of their products in the Middle East.

Jodi Vittori, research and policy manager at Transparency International, an anti-corruption organization, told International Business Times that both the UAE and Bahrain are already significant recipients of U.S. arms exports.

“For the UAE, the ability to purchase high performance aircraft like the F-35 and EA-18G Growler seems to be a keen motivation [for recognizing Israel],”

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Wayne Bailey: Bahrain Pride worth siding with in punter-friendly Mill Reef

Usually a punter-friendly race, the last shock winner, if you could call it that, of the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes (3.25 Newbury) was Lord Shanakill at 10/1 back in 2008.

I know things can and do change in racing, but I’ve had reasonable success in this contest when sticking near the short end of the market – and I must admit that I’m finding it hard to separate Rhythm Master and Bahrain Pride, which are trading at 11/4 and 4/1 respectively at the time of writing, behind likely favourite Fivethousandtoone (9/4).

Third in the Prix Morny at Deauville last time out, Rhythm Master sets the standard, and that win came on the back of a successful debut at Haydock.

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