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Rising Threat of the Islamic State in Africa: Reasons, Risks and Possibilities

The African continent has witnessed a growth in the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) since the beginning of 2020. Organizations that pledge allegiance to the IS have intensified their direct attacks and confrontations with the counter-terrorism forces in the west and south of the continent. This raises many questions about the factors and causes of this growing threat, its risks and future possibilities.

​Hamdi Bashir | 09 Aug 2020

Côte d’Ivoire’s Political Landscape as the Presidential Elections Loom

On July 8, 2020, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (also known as the Ivory Coast) announced the death of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who was the favorite to succeed President Alassane Ouattara in the elections scheduled for October 2020. Coulibaly’s sudden death marks a major turning point in the political landscape of West Africa’s economic and strategic hub, and calls for an assessment of the political horizon in Côte d’Ivoire in the run-up to the presidential elections.

EPC | 03 Aug 2020

Syrian Parliamentary Elections: Indications and Objectives

Following the recent elections for the People’s Council of Syria held on July 19, 2020, it has become clear that the regime’s sole concern is promoting its vision of how to solve the crisis and its narrative of the conflict, as though the country were not suffering a devastating decade‑long war that has seen half the population displaced and more than 90% of those remaining in Syria sink below the poverty line.

EPC | 29 Jul 2020

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“Deal of the Century”: Does it Present a Realistic Solution to the Palestinian Issue?

EPC | 20 Feb 2020

Shibley Telhami

Shibley Telhami

What President Trump is doing is different from former US presidents; he is putting more pressure on Palestinians to accept his vision for a soluti...

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David Makovsky

David Makovsky

We can say that three people in the Trump Administration were responsible for drafting the “Deal of the Century” in its current form in...

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Robert Malley

Robert Malley

In my estimation, the “Deal of the Century” has nothing to do with the priorities of the current U.S administration and it’s an i...

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

EPC | 05 Nov 2019

Anwar Ibrahim Ahmad

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

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

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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Mass Protests and the American-Iranian Competition in Iraq

Iraq today finds itself at a crossroads, beset by challenges and life-and-death decisions. The public protests that erupted in early October 2019 revealed a number of deep structural crises in the country, growing public resentment vis-à-vis the political elite, and an expanding rift between these political forces and the Iraqi street. They have ignited a conflict that has opened the door to all manner of possible future scenarios for the nation.

EPC | 16 Jul 2020

Social Forces in Contemporary Iran

Our neighbor, Iran, is currently experiencing significant social turmoil in the face of escalating economic challenges and political crises – largely manifested in the form of ongoing public protests.

EPC | 23 Apr 2020

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

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South Korean Ambassador to the UAE Visits EPC

Abu Dhabi, Aug. 11, 2020 – President of the Emirates Policy Center (EPC), Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, on Tuesday received Ambassador of South Korea to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) H.E. Kwon Yongwoo accompanied by Mr. Kang Wook Jeon, 1st Secretary & Consul at the embassy.

EPC | 11 Aug 2020

Ambassador of Singapore to the UAE Visits EPC

Abu Dhabi, Aug. 10, 2020 – President of the Emirates Policy Center (EPC), Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, on Monday received Ambassador of Singapore to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) H.E. Kamal R. Vaswani.

EPC | 10 Aug 2020

Experts in an EPC Webinar: "Neither of the two warring parties in Libya can control the whole country..The only alternative is a political solution"

In a webinar organized by the Emirates Policy Center (EPC) on Wednesday, 22 July 2020, entitled “The Fight for Libya”, a number of international experts and researchers underlined that despite the latest developments on the ground in favour of the forces of the Government of National Unity (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, neither of the two belligerents in Libya can control the country and completely project its authority on it. Furthermore, there is no alternative to a political solution that ensures a formula of power sharing under international auspices.

EPC | 23 Jul 2020