GCC http://epc.ae/research-unit/gcc en Shifts in the US Strategic Assessment of the Middle East: Security Implications for the Gulf Region http://epc.ae/publication/shifts-in-the-us-strategic-assessment-of-the-middle-east-security-implications-for-the-gulf-region <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Shifts in the US Strategic Assessment of the Middle East: Security Implications for the Gulf Region</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/30/2016 - 11:38</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>During the Obama administration, US foreign policy underwent a strategic shift in its approach to US objectives and interests in the Middle East in general, and in the Gulf region in particular. President Obama elaborated on this new trend in an interview with Jeffery Goldberg, published in “The Atlantic” in its April 2016 issue. The ensuing debate, or rather controversy, raised by Obama’s views and the current US policy towards the region is further proof that the relationship between the US and regional states has entered a new stage.</p> <p>This paper addresses the shifts in US strategy in the Middle East, and their impact on regional security and stability. It also attempts to explore their future trajectories and reflections on the future US-GCC relations, particularly under the new US administration of President Donald Trump.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2016-10/RTX1D102_0.jpg" width="1200" height="714" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/policy-papers" hreflang="en">Policy Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11" hreflang="en">Book</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/gcc" hreflang="en">GCC</a></div> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 11:38:14 +0000 Anonymous 6725 at http://epc.ae Religious Values Held by the UAE Nationals http://epc.ae/publication/religious-values-held-by-the-uae-nationals <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Religious Values Held by the UAE Nationals</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>EPC conducted an opinion poll about values in the UAE during the period of Feb. 29-Mar. 20, 2016.  The poll covered a number of dimensions that constitute the basic elements in the UAE’s value system ranging from confidence as a personal, social and institutional value; to happiness as an attribute pursued by individuals and institutions, communication and social connection; tolerance and perception of others; national identity and belonging; and religion. This report presents the preliminary results of the poll.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preview field--type-file field--label-hidden field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="http://epc.ae/sites/default/files/2016-09/Religious%20Values%20Held%20by%20UAE%20Nationals.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=572632">Religious Values Held by UAE Nationals.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19ff09f6d.jpg" width="1400" height="953" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/research-papers" hreflang="en">Research Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/12" hreflang="en">Paper</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/gcc" hreflang="en">GCC</a></div> Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5861 at http://epc.ae "Killing in the name of Allah", Terrorist Groups: Structures, Trajectories and Ends http://epc.ae/publication/killing-in-the-name-of-allah-terrorist-groups-structures-trajectories-and-ends <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">&quot;Killing in the name of Allah&quot;, Terrorist Groups: Structures, Trajectories and Ends</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At a time when the world thought that terrorism has started to fade away with the retreat of al-Qaeda network by early 2010, this phenomenon has renewed, even gained momentum, fueled by protests of the Arab Spring in 2011. These protests have exacerbated divisions and polarization in some countries of the region and ignited civil wars in other countries, leading to the decline of the state’s authority and failure. One of the incidental results of these shifts was the rise of terrorist groups that surpass the traditional pattern of terrorist organizations, notably, the so-called Islamic State (IS) which controls vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria and has declared the Islamic Caliphate in these areas in June 2014.</p> <p> </p> <p>This paper studies the new terrorist phenomenon by dealing with patterns and geographical distribution of terrorist groups, highlight their strategies and various tactics, review international and national anti-terrorism policies, and attempt to foresee future trajectories of terrorism. The paper does not deal with organized terrorist groups only, but focusses on unorganized terrorism as well. In addition, it deals with Shiite militias as another dimension of the current phenomenon of terrorism.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preview field--type-file field--label-hidden field__item"> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="http://epc.ae/sites/default/files/2017-05/Klling%20English_resized_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=27679418">Klling English_resized.pdf</a></span> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19fecb7d0.jpg" width="667" height="564" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/publication-type/policy-papers" hreflang="en">Policy Papers</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-group field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11" hreflang="en">Book</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-research-unit field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/research-unit/gcc" hreflang="en">GCC</a></div> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5859 at http://epc.ae