Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khalifa University, UAE

Dr. Athol Yates works at the Institute for International and Civil Security, Khalifa University, in Abu Dhabi. He teaches security, disaster management and public policy. His research interests are the history of the UAE military and police forces, and public policy making in the country. He has written two books on the UAE Armed Forces - The Military and Police Forces of the Trucial States and United Arab Emirates 1951-1980, and the Naval Force of Abu Dhabi 1967-1976. His new book, The Evolution of the UAE Armed Forces 1951-2019, will be published in 2020. His previous position before joining Khalifa University was Executive Director of the Australian Security Research Centre in Canberra, which is a think tank focused on homeland security issues in Australia.

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