Potential Post-Coronavirus Geopolitical Shifts in the MENA Region

EPC | 29 Apr 2020
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Based on the importance of foreseeing the potential geopolitical impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Emirates Policy Center (EPC) organizes a webinar titled “Potential Post-Coronavirus Geopolitical Shifts in the MENA Region”.

The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 pm UAE local time (6:00-7:00 pm GMT) via Zoom application.

Dr. Paul Salem, president of the Middle East Institute in Washington and Dr. Robert Satloff, Executive Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy will take part in the webinar. The webinar will be moderated by EPC President Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi and Dr. Zaid Eyadat, Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan 

The webinar will try to answer the following questions:

  • How would post-coronavirus global shifts- specifically the nature of relationship between the U.S and China- reflect on the MENA region?
  • What are the potential changes of the crisis in the regional order, the roles of major regional powers (Turkey, Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia) and the relationships between them?
  • What impact would the crisis have on regional security and stability? How would the crisis affect hotspots in the region?
  • What are the lessons and opportunities that the MENA countries can take advantage of as a result of the coronavirus crisis?


The symposium will be live streamed on EPC’s account on all various social media platforms and the center’s YouTube channel.

Venue Details

Video conference.