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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

Prospects of the Political Crisis in Mali

​Protests escalated against the regime of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, President of the Republic of Mali, which is experiencing a deep and multi-faceted political crisis even as the new opposition movement has centred around the leadership of Imam Mahmoud Dicko who is one of the leading religious figures.

EPC | 26 Jul 2020

French-Turkish Disagreements in Libya: Dynamics and Prospects

The Turkish intervention in Libya has led to a significant change in the balances, whether between the two main military camps of the conflict, or within the same camp. Upon review of this intervention from the French perspective, it becomes clear that Paris is the international party most affected by the Turkish intervention, especially that the said intervention comes within a wider context of the growing Turkish influence in areas that represent traditional strongholds of the French influence in North Africa. As a result, the relations between the two countries have reached a high level of diplomatic tension and political and media exchanges during June and July 2020.

Bilal Abdullah | 19 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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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

Experts in an EPC Webinar: “The Caesar Act on Syria Cannot be Separated from the Trump Administration’s Maximum Pressure Campaign Against Iran.”

A number of experts and researchers in the Syrian affairs underlined that despite the military victory scored by the Syrian regime and its allies in the Syrian conflict, the issues and facts that led to the revolution of the Syrian people in 2011 continue to exist and that the Caesar Act constitutes a turning point in the Syrian conflict that would increase the pressure on the regime and its supporters and prevent the conversion of the military victory into political results.

EPC | 09 Jul 2020

Experts in EPC Webinar: The Iranian Regime Favors the Economy Over Saving Lives in the Coronavirus Crisis

A number of experts and researchers in the Iranian affairs underlined that the Iranian regime continues to favour the Revolution to the State and national interests. The regime insists on acting as a cause rather than as a nation state. It wants to export a “model” that has failed at home and that is not desired by its own people. They added that despite the US sanctions and the socio-economic implications of the corona crisis, the Iranian regime has not changed its domestic and foreign policies, neither does it have the capability to reform itself.

EPC | 04 Jun 2020