Policy Papers http://epc.ae/publication-type/policy-papers en Troubled Iran: Causes, Contexts and Consequences http://epc.ae/publication/troubled-iran-causes-contexts-and-consequences <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Troubled Iran: Causes, Contexts and Consequences</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/53" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hani</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/07/2018 - 11:40</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>On December 28, 2017, massive popular protests erupted in the Islamic Republic of Iran, starting in Mashhad before engulfing more than eighty cities and towns across the country. While the protests were primarily triggered by economic grievances, the demonstrators took aim at the regime and its policies, which they blamed for impoverishing the nation and wasting its wealth by pursuing foreign interventions.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Within two weeks, the regime had successfully suppressed the protests, yet this has only delayed the problem. Unless the grievances that drove people to the streets are addressed, and their demands and concerns met, the threat of similar protests will remain and the feelings of discontent and resentment against the ruling elite will intensify, deepening the crisis in the country.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>This paper reveals the nature of the chronic structural crises experienced by the Iranian regime and proceeds to explore the competing powers and conflicting interests and visions within the regime. The paper also analyzes the inspiration for the recent protests, and determines likely future developments and scenarios.</span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-10/GettyImages-899778684.jpg" width="1647" height="1080" 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/iran" hreflang="en">Iran</a></div> Sun, 07 Oct 2018 11:40:50 +0000 hani 6959 at http://epc.ae Decoding Hezbollah http://epc.ae/publication/decoding-hezbollah <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Decoding Hezbollah</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/53" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hani</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 09/16/2018 - 06:44</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>The Lebanese Hezbollah<span> experienced developments and transformations in recent years that would have ramifications on its trajectory and consequences on Lebanon and the region as a whole. One of the most important development is Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian war as part of Iran’s proxies who seek to defend the Syrian regime. This involvement meant that Hezbollah’s role as an Iranian proxy is no longer limited to the Lebanese stage but goes beyond that to the whole region. This role has been affirmed through the logistic support provided by Hezbollah to militant Shiite groups in Iraq and the Houthis in Yemen and elsewhere. Thus, Hezbollah became a regional player.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">This paper seeks to approach and decode Hezbollah by shedding light on its ideology, its leadership, organizational and institutional structures, political and military shifts within the party, study changes in its geopolitical calculations and consequences of its expanding regional role and foresee Hezbollah’s future local and regional choices.   </span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-09/Decoding%20Hezbollah%20Cover.jpg" width="3300" height="2200" 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/lebanon" hreflang="en">Lebanon</a></div> Sun, 16 Sep 2018 06:44:27 +0000 hani 6954 at http://epc.ae Qatar Crisis Readings in the Boycott Outcomes and the Ramifications of Qatar's Obstinacy http://epc.ae/publication/qatar-crisis-readings-in-the-boycott-outcomes-and-the-ramifications-of-qatars-obstinacy <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Qatar Crisis Readings in the Boycott Outcomes and the Ramifications of Qatar&#039;s Obstinacy</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/53" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hani</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 09/16/2018 - 04:50</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The states of the Arab Quartet believed that the boycott resolution of June 2017 would force Qatar to reconsider its destabilizing policies and end its support and funding for terrorism. They also hoped that this would bring a swift end to the crisis and reunite the Gulf states. Doha, however, chose a more obstinate path and proceeded with its external pursuits.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Arab boycott is costly for Qatar. Not only has it caused substantial economic and financial losses, it has undermined the role the state plays at the regional level, eroded its soft power, blurred its image in Arab and international public opinion, exposed the disinformation and incitement of its media, and weakened its social ties with the people of the neighboring Gulf states. While the crisis continues to gain momentum, the costs to Qatar rise, threatening its long-term security and stability.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>This paper addresses the ramifications of the Arab Quartet boycott of Qatar by reviewing the political consequences of Qatar’s actions; examining the economic fallout of the boycott and Qatar’s response to the crisis; discussing the role of the media in distributing misinformation and perpetuating the crisis; and exploring potential scenarios for the development of the crisis in the future. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-09/Qatar-Backdrop.jpg" width="2340" height="1400" 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, 16 Sep 2018 04:50:50 +0000 hani 6953 at http://epc.ae Yemen's Political Groups and their Potential Roles in Peacemaking http://epc.ae/publication/yemens-political-groups-and-their-potential-roles-in-peacemaking <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Yemen&#039;s Political Groups and their Potential Roles in Peacemaking</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/53" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hani</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:47</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The political role of traditional parties and groups in Yemen has diminished during the course of the ongoing conflict; some have splintered into separate groups and many have lost much of their structural and organizational capabilities. Meanwhile, new actors have risen to prominence such as Ansar Allah (the “Houthis”), the Southern Movement and others affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council (STC). Nonetheless, traditional parties and groups remain; they also still enjoy diverse sources of political and social power and, to varying degrees, retain the ability to influence public opinion toward peace or further conflict. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The divergent interests of these groups reduce the chances of a political settlement in the absence of adequate consideration of their concerns and objectives; any serious attempt to create opportunities for peace in Yemen must recognize the role of political parties as both pivotal actors in the war and potential partners in peacemaking</span></span></span><span lang="AR-SA" xml:lang="AR-SA" xml:lang="AR-SA"><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>This paper tackles positions of the major political groups in Yemen as well as their roles both in the current conflict and any current and future efforts to achieve peace. The paper also provides recommendations for all stakeholders to enhance their role in building and sustaining peace in Yemen. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2018-08/Yemen%20CoverBookV05.jpg" width="1290" height="1080" 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/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:47:36 +0000 hani 6949 at http://epc.ae The Next Day in Yemen: Exploring Key Post-War Issues and Challenges http://epc.ae/publication/the-next-day-in-yemen-exploring-key-post-war-issues-and-challenges <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Next Day in Yemen: Exploring Key Post-War Issues and Challenges</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/53" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hani</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:56</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span>This paper seeks to explore the most important and prominent issues and challenges facing Yemen, both as a state and a society, in the period immediately following the end of current hostilities, and to draw a comprehensive picture of its complexities and opportunities. Without adopting such a holistic approach, the main actors will be incapable of building peace and restoring stability.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The paper focuses on five key inter-related challenges that are commonly cited by those studying post-conflict environments. Each challenge has been allocated a separate chapter, covering issues relating to comprehensive post-war physical and state reconstruction; the complexities of rebuilding the army and security services; the formulation of Yemeni foreign policy orientations that contribute to achieving a sustainable peace; and the challenge of transitional justice and the preservation of social cohesion in an environment known for its proclivity for conflict.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Given the complex and interrelated nature of post-war issues and challenges in Yemen, as in any similar conflict environment, this paper makes recommendations on each issue/challenge at the end of each chapter, addressed to both parties to the conflict, but also makes recommendations to all parties concerned with establishing stability and security in the country, including active international partners interested in the outcomes of the Yemeni situation.</span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2017-12/The%20day%20after%20in%20Yemen_en.jpg" width="1571" height="2239" 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/yemen" hreflang="en">Yemen</a></div> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:56:36 +0000 hani 6856 at http://epc.ae Qatar’s Unilateral Policies: Political Risks Assessment of Doha’s Ambitions http://epc.ae/publication/qatars-unilateral-policies-political-risks-assessment-of-dohas-ambitions <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Qatar’s Unilateral Policies: Political Risks Assessment of Doha’s Ambitions</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/53" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hani</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/23/2017 - 05:48</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>This unprecedented crisis in the GCC history erupted on June 5, 2017 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt boycotted Qatar politically, diplomatically and economically in response to Doha’s policies that support and finance terrorism in violation of its commitments in the 2013 and 2014 Riyadh Agreements. The crisis has led to a regional polarization between Qatar, Turkey and Iran, on one side, and the Arab quartet and other countries, on the other. In addition, the crisis has become internationalized; major powers got involved whether as mediators or benefiters of the crisis. Now, it has been nearly 4 months since the start of the crisis with no prospects for a solution or settlement on the horizon. </span></span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>This paper sheds light on the crisis with Qatar, to tackle the risks and consequences on the region in general and on the GCC in particular. It includes the most important ideas and views presented in the comments and discussions in the workshop held by EPC on 25 September 2017, with the participation of number of Gulf and Arab experts and politicians.</span></span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>The paper provides a rational realistic analyses of the crisis and its impacts on both sides and the region, explores the options of the different parties in order to predict possible outcomes of the crisis. This is not an easy challenge given the uncertainty surrounding the crisis.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2017-11/Emirates%20Policy%20paper%20Ara%20No.8_CVR-2.jpg" width="1745" height="1487" 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> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:48:33 +0000 hani 6855 at http://epc.ae Qatar’s Unilateral Policies: Assessment of the Political Risks of Doha’s Ambitions http://epc.ae/publication/qatars-unilateral-policies-assessment-of-the-political-risks-of-dohas-ambitions <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Qatar’s Unilateral Policies: Assessment of the Political Risks of Doha’s Ambitions </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/53" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">hani</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:57</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Emirates Policy Center (EPC) organized on Sep. 25, 2017 a workshop entitled “</span></span><span><span>Qatar’s Unilateral Policies: Political Risk Assessment of Doha’s Ambitions”</span></span><span><span>. </span></span><span><span>The event was attended by a number of Emirati, Gulf and Arab officials and experts, as well as, representatives of foreign embassies in the UAE to shed light on the crisis with Qatar and discuss the </span></span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>consequences associated with Doha’s unilateral policies, its role dilemma and illusion of power on the region in general and on the GCC in particular</span></span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>To this end, </span></span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>the workshop focused on four major themes: the first one dealt with the UAE perspective on </span></span><span><span>boycotting Qatar</span></span><span><span>; the second theme tackled regional and international contexts of the relationship between Qatar, GCC Countries and Egypt; the third one touched upon options for both sides of the crisis; the last theme attempted to foresee scenarios of the crisis and consequences of each scenario.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This paper presents key conclusions, forecasts and scenarios from the workshop’s sessions and discussions.</span></span></span></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/2017-10/Executive%20Summary-Qatar%E2%80%99s%20Unilateral%20Policies%20Political%20Risk%20Assessment%20of%20Doha%E2%80%99s%20Ambitions.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=663499">Executive Summary-Qatar’s Unilateral Policies Political Risk Assessment of Doha’s Ambitions.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/2017-09/IMG_7314.JPG" width="1620" height="1080" 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/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> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:57:18 +0000 hani 6851 at http://epc.ae 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 "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-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 Egypt: Current Reality and Foreseeing Future Transitions http://epc.ae/publication/egypt-current-reality-and-foreseeing-future-transitions <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Egypt: Current Reality and Foreseeing Future Transitions</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, 05/10/2015 - 00:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Since the revolution of Jan. 25, 2011, Egypt has been suffering from an unprecedented political turmoil in its modern history. Egypt’s political system is currently at a pivotal juncture and faces three major challenges: a decline in the political system’s competence to respond to structural challenges facing the Egyptian state and society; the degradation of the system’s foundations of legitimacy and its vague identity and political orientation and the growing regional and international fluidity.<br /> This paper aims to deconstruct the current political, economic and social reality in Egypt in order to define the elements of the crisis faced by the process of public policy making in the country. To this end, the paper will focus on three major themes: <br /> First, the outcomes of the rapid process of political change in Egypt since the revolutionary movement of Jan. 25, 2011, <br /> Second, discuss elements of the economic crisis in the country and conditions to overcome this crisis,<br /> Third, deal with the orientations of Egypt’s foreign policy and limitations of the role Cairo can play in various regional circles under the current conditions, with a focus on the dynamics of its relations with GCC countries</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cover-full field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/migrated/57dd19feb3551.jpg" width="373" height="324" 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/egypt" hreflang="en">Egypt</a></div> Sun, 10 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 5858 at http://epc.ae