Who We Are

The Emirates Policy Center (EPC) is the first woman-led independent think tank in the region. Established on September 1, 2013, the Center is based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.



We specialize in forecasting the future of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, regional and international policy trends, and the impact of different geopolitical projects on the region.

EPC Interest

Our interest primarily focuses on the UAE and its foreign relations, in addition to the Arabian Gulf's regional and international interactions.



EPC provides strategic analysis, policy papers, studies and researches to serve regional and international decision-makers, with a priority given to the UAE. The think tank's role is to portray an accurate understanding of interests and security of the nation and its neighboring states. EPC prepares risk assessment papers in all fields and provides them to local, regional and international partners. The think tank also holds strategic debates to forecast trends in policies, along with regional and international geopolitical projects and the extent of their impact on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).


Research Units

Our comprehensive Research Units are based on geographical areas (GCC, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, etc.), and are specialized in topics of interest ranging from extremism to energy.


We release a variety of publications under the scope of policy papers, policy alerts, position papers, background papers, policy analysis, content analysis and translations.