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
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
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.
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EPC | 11 Aug 2020
There is no doubt that at the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic crisis, the Iranian regime took wrong decisions, such as insisting on holding t...
The health crisis in Iran has exacerbated as a result of the government’s delay in taking the necessary measures to combat the spread of the...
During the period of the current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iran has shifted from a revolutionary regime to a police state. In the event of Khame...
EPC | 20 Feb 2020
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...
We can say that three people in the Trump Administration were responsible for drafting the “Deal of the Century” in its current form in...
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...
EPC | 05 Nov 2019
Addis Ababa thinks that the Renaissance Dam is a project of economic integration that will benefit the whole region, not only Ethiopia. Despite dif...
I think that the scenario of direct military confrontation between Egypt and Ethiopia is unlikely if the upcoming trilateral talks in Washington fa...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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