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The Best Way for Palestinians to Become Winners from the Abraham Accords

The current round of conflict in Gaza Strip and Israel affirms the urgent need to find a just solution to the Palestinian issue. The fruits of the Abraham Accords will not be complete without finding a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue; a solution that gives Palestinians their legitimate national rights in a state with East Jerusalem as its capital. In exchange, this solution should provide Israelis with security and stability so that they can live in peace and prosperity in their state and in the region.

Dr. Ebtesam al-Ketbi | 19 May 2021
How President Biden Can Tackle the Middle East’s Biggest Problems

Nine joint recommendations from leading think tanks in the United States, United Arab Emirates, and Israel.

Kirsten Fontenrose, Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, and Udi Dekel | 01 Feb 2021

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The Eastern Mediterranean-Red Sea Region: Stability Pillars and Threats

Many political, security and economic developments have combined to impose an important shift in the geopolitical map of the confluence of the three continents of the ancient world, namely Asia, Africa and Europe. This hastened the emergence of strong indications of the formation of a new strategic circle that constitutes the intersection of many international and regional interests, in the heart of which is the region of the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, i.e., the two circles that were traditionally seen as independent domains before becoming more interrelated in recent years in terms of international interactions along with the geographical connection that already exists through the Suez Canal.

EPC| 06 Jul 2021
The Fourth War in Gaza: The Formula for Deterrence between Israel and Hamas

The fourth round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian factions led by Hamas erupted on May 10, 2021. This round lasted for 11 days only, while the 2014 war went on for 51 days. However, the latest round has embodied important developments in terms of military and strategic dimensions. These developments will not be limited to the future of any military confrontation between Palestinians and Israel; rather, it will include any potential confrontation between Israel, on the one hand, and Hezbollah and Iran, on the other. This paper seeks to highlight the objectives and outcomes of the recent war and its impact on the formula of deterrence between Palestinians and Israel.

Nizar Abdul Kader| 17 Jun 2021


Participation of Islamic Action Front in Jordan’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance and Likely Scenarios

​On 21 September 2020, the Islamic Action Front (IAF, Jabhat al-Amal al-Islami) party in Jordan (the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood) announced its participation in the parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on 10 November 2020, according to an IAF statement that was read by the IAF Deputy Secretary-General Wael al-Sakka. This paper analyses the implications of the IAF’s participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections, the challenges it faces, both from within it and in the surrounding environment, and the possible scenarios for the IAF’s tactics during the next phase.

Shereen Mohammed | 30 Sep 2020


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The US between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State: Is it Possible that Washington Will Back al-Qaeda

The Saudi ASharq al-Awsat newspaper last month published a supplement entitled the Entanglements of Terror. In it, Saudi researchers and others try to sketch out the characteristics of the Islamist terror organizations and the phenomenon of the so-called modern Islamist terrorism in the region.

EPC | 01 Dec 2014
Israeli Think Tanks’ Assessments of Arab Gulf States’ Military Capabilities and Map of Balances in Light of a Shifting Strategic

Currently, there is an unprecedented arms race by countries in the Arabian Gulf, mainly motivated by Iran’s nuclear project and Arab Gulf States might turn into frontline states in any future war with Iran.

EPC | 01 Dec 2014

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