Accession Number : ADA563313


Title :   The Risks that Foreign Labor Poses to UAE National Security


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Alzaabi, Ahmed


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a563313.pdf


Report Date : 08 Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 90


Abstract : The discovery of oil in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has resulted in a new era in which demographic, economic, social, and political transformations have occurred rapidly. Moreover, the supply of oil has increased the strategic importance of the UAE. Expatriate laborers have contributed greatly to the development of the UAE, however, the UAE must start to examine the negative and positive impacts of those laborers with regard to its national security. The existence of foreign laborers in large numbers in the UAE has many social, political, and cultural, and demographic ramifications. The demographic impact exceeded all reasonable boundaries when foreign laborers reached nearly 80 percent of the UAE population. UAE citizens have become a minority in their own country: 18.5 percent. This thesis examines the risks that foreign labor poses to the UAE's national security, demography, and economic, social, and political systems.


Descriptors :   *DEMOGRAPHY , *ECONOMIC IMPACT , *FOREIGN , *LABOR , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *RISK , *UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , CRIMES , CULTURAL DIFFERENCES , DRUG SMUGGLING , HUMAN RIGHTS , ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS , IMMIGRANTS , MINORITIES , PETROLEUM INDUSTRY , THESES , UNEMPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE