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What next for Tunisia now that Jemli’s government has been rejected?

Habib Jemli, the Prime Minister-designate nominated by the Ennahdha Movement, has failed to win Parliament’s confidence for his proposed government, which he presented on January 10, 2020. This serious setback will have an impact on the political map and on the position of the Ennahdha Movement, which stands isolated within Tunisian politics.

EPC | 19 Jan 2020

The New Iraqi Elections Act: Features, Failings, and Challenges

Following a period of intense negotiations between the various political blocs, on December 24, 2019 the Iraqi House of Representatives managed to adopt the new Elections Act. However, both the Kurdish bloc and several Sunni members of parliament boycotted the vote on the contentious parts of the 50-article bill.

EPC | 12 Jan 2020

The Future of Algeria’s Political Landscape in light of Tebboune’s Ascent and Departure of Gaid Salih

Against the backdrop of continued protests, two recent events in Algeria — the election of Abdelmajid Tebboune as President of Algeria on December 12 and the death of the Military Chief of Staff and Secretary General of Defense Ahmed Qaid Saleh on December 23 — are closely intertwined. This paper will examine these two developments and their impact on the future of the Algerian political scene.

EPC | 29 Dec 2019


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The Renaissance Dam Issue on the Crossroads of Washington’s Meeting

EPC | 05 Nov 2019

Anwar Ibrahim Ahmad

Addis Ababa thinks that the Renaissance Dam is a project of economic integration that will benefit the whole region, not only Ethiopia. Despite dif...

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Maher Abu Joukh

I think that the scenario of direct military confrontation between Egypt and Ethiopia is unlikely if the upcoming trilateral talks in Washington fa...

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Hani Raslan

Washington’s call for a meeting between the three parties to the dam crisis in 6 November 2019, came to revive the hopes for reaching an unde...

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Internal and External Dynamics of a Rapidly Changing Turkey

Turkey is today undergoing significant political turbulence. President Erdogan’s popularity is in decline and the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP) appears increasingly vulnerable to

EPC | 07 Oct 2019

The UN Peacemaking Role in Yemen

From the initial crisis surrounding political transition, and through the ensuing war, the United Nations (UN) has played a variety of roles in Yemen, under its mandate from the international community.

EPC | 01 Oct 2019

Iraq’s Shifting Political Landscape and Foreign Policy Trajectories

Following the defeat of ISIS in late 2017, Iraq has entered a new era. A number of key internal and external factors will determine Iraq’s future in this new epoch and will have a significant bearing on the security and stability of the entire region.

EPC | 25 Aug 2019


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Governor of Hadramaut Visits EPC

Abu Dhabi, Jan. 22, 2020 – President of the Emirates Policy Center (EPC), Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, on Wednesday received Governor of Hadhramaut, Major General Faraj Al-Bahsani accompanied by the Commander of the Second Military Region.

EPC | 23 Jan 2020

Ambassador of India to the UAE Visits EPC

Abu Dhabi, Jan. 6, 2020 – President of the Emirates Policy Center (EPC), Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, on Monday received Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) H.E. Pavan Kapoor.

EPC | 07 Jan 2020

Official in the Chinese Foreign Ministry Visits EPC

Abu Dhabi, Jan. 6, 2020 – President of the Emirates Policy Center (EPC), Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, on Monday received H.E. Qi Qianjin, an official at the Department of West Asian and North African Affairs in the Chinese foreign ministry.

EPC | 07 Jan 2020