Past Events

The new normal: Assessing the Abraham Accords one year on

An event marking the first anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords. Panelists will assess the progress made since 2020, and will look to the future challenges and priorities for burgeoning regional partnerships.

EPC | 13 Sep 2021
Preventing a Nuclear Iran: Choices of Regional and Global Powers

Tehran announced that it has started Uranium enrichment at 60% in a precedent that we have not seen in any previous cycles of escalation. Diplomats and experts affirm that this percentage indicates that Iran’s pursuit to become a “nuclear threshold” state puts the international community before a new reality. This escalation could be part of Tehran’s efforts to gain more concessions from the West during talks of returning to the nuclear deal. However, some information indicates that this issue goes beyond the negotiation game with the West and can be interpreted as part of Iran’s growing ambitions to become a nuclear threshold state. While this step reflects the desire of some sovereign entities outside the Iranian government, the latter supports this move to a great extent. All of this has revived speculations on Iran’s nuclear breakout time and has negatively affected the credibility of the monitoring and verification system set up by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

EPC | 28 Jun 2021
Choices of the Arab side in facing Iran’s nuclear ambitions

Tehran announced that it has started Uranium enrichment at 60% in a precedent that we have not seen in any previous cycles of escalation. Diplomats and experts affirm that this percentage indicates that Iran’s pursuit to become a “nuclear threshold” state puts the international community before a new reality.

EPC | 28 Jun 2021
7th Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate

The Emirates Policy Center (EPC) organizes the Seventh Annual “Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate” (ADSD). This year’s event is scheduled to take place virtually with the participation of strategic experts, researchers and policy-makers from all over the world. H.E. Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, will deliver the keynote speech.

EPC | 09 - 11 Nov 2020