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Emerging Economic Trends in Post-Coronavirus World

Emerging Economic Trends in Post-Coronavirus World

EPC | 17 Feb 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several faults in the global economic system. Experts expect that the deep impact of the pandemic will raise the possibility of a reconsideration of globalization and the global trade system. This in turn will enhance Trends of domestic manufacturing and adjustment of supply chains. These trends, however, will take some time. The crisis has also shown that countries cannot face global crises alone and might seek regional integration at the minimum. The 7th Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate (ADSD) was held between 9-11 November 2020 with the participation of a number of distinguished experts and researchers at the global level and tried to shed light on key emerging economic trends in post-pandemic world. The following are key conclusions provided by participating experts on this issue.

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Path to New Health Systems in Post-Pandemic World

Path to New Health Systems in Post-Pandemic World

EPC | 14 Feb 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its successive mutations, still represents a huge global challenge. The Coronavirus crisis has exposed several gaps in the health care systems all over the world, including the most advanced industrial nations. In light of the ongoing race to produce vaccines that meet the global need to stop the spread of the virus and limit its threat, the following questions are raised about the health systems and infrastructure: How did the Covid-19 crisis affect reviewing current health care systems in the world? Can we separate between pandemics and the politicization of crises as we have seen during the Covid-19 crisis? Which health care systems in the world have proved successful during Covid-19 crisis? Why have world countries failed in predicting the Covid-19 crisis? Has the World Health Organization been efficient in coordinating global efforts against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic? The 7th Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate (ADSD) was held between 9-11 November 2020 with the participation of a number of distinguished experts and researchers at the global level and tried to provide answers to these questions. The following are key conclusions provided by participating experts on this issue.

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Biden and the Middle East: Limits of Continuity and Change in Policies of the New American Administration

Biden and the Middle East: Limits of Continuity and Change in Policies of the New American Administration

EPC | 30 Dec 2020

With the announcement of the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden’s victory, an extensive debate has started in the Middle East on the nature of policies and approaches of the new American administration towards the region’s issues and crises and trajectories of its future relations with countries like Iran and Turkey. The 7th Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, which was held November 9-11, 2020 with the participation of a number of strategic experts and distinguished world researchers, discussed in details in one of its panels the potential consequences of the outcomes of Biden’s victory on the Middle East. The following are key conclusions presented by participating experts on this issue.

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U.S. Policies Under the Biden Administration: What Kind of World Order Awaits Us?

U.S. Policies Under the Biden Administration: What Kind of World Order Awaits Us?

EPC | 20 Dec 2020

The 2020 American Presidential election was a milestone. The intense competition between the candidates added more excitement to this event and made the world watch its outcome closely. By announcing the victory of the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, the focus was shifted towards the formation of his administration awaiting cautiously the domestic and foreign policies of the new American administration. The 7th Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, which was held November 9-11, 2020 with the participation of a number of strategic experts and distinguished world researchers, discussed in details in one of its panels the potential consequences of the outcomes of US elections on international order and rising powers, especially China. The following are key conclusions presented by participating experts on this issue.

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Turkey between Coronavirus Crisis and Economic Recession Challenge

Turkey between Coronavirus Crisis and Economic Recession Challenge

EPC | 14 Sep 2020

As the rest of world countries, Turkey has been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic and its social and economic consequences. This crisis has added an additional burden for the country as Turkish economy already suffers from the depreciation of the Turkish Lira, an increasing inflation, unemployment and debt. It has also intensified political struggle in the country in light of the debate regarding the performance of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party government in managing the crisis, as well as, Turkey’s involvement in regional conflicts, especially in Syria and Libya. The Emirates Policy center (EPC) has recently organized a webinar, in which a select of Turkish experts took part to discuss these and other topics. The following are some excerpts of their interventions.

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The Emirati-Israeli Treaty And its Potential Strategic Implications

The Emirati-Israeli Treaty And its Potential Strategic Implications

EPC | 06 Sep 2020

There is a near unanimity that the Emirati-Israeli peace treaty represents an important strategic shift, the reverberations of which has surpassed the Middle East region to other regions and the world. Several experts and analysts expect that this treaty will have key implications on the ties of two countries and the map of power redistribution in the region. The Emirates Policy Center (EPC) has organized a webinar to analyze and foresee the significance of this key event and its short and long-term consequences. Follows are some of the key intakes of what the participants have said:

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