Emirates Policy Center (EPC) will hold its fourth Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate (ADSD) on November 12th-13th, which will cover discussions on several topics, such as: the soft power in the UAE and ways to develop and deepen it, as well as the illusions of Qatar’s strength within the framework of the current crisis.

More than 100 people will participate in the event, among them policy makers, politicians and academicians, with over 500 participants from the UAE, the Gulf States, the Arab region and around the world.

During the event, EPC will present the latest methodologies for crisis and political risk forecasting, and anticipating regional and international changes. This is an example of EPC’s efforts since its inception to use computerized strategic analysis.

EPC president, Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi, explained that the centre is keen on developing its capabilities in the field of political risk analysis and scenario building, proposing optimal strategies, and providing forecasts with varying scales to serve the decision maker in the country.

Dr. Ebtesam also added that in order to achieve this goal, EPC will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Acertas, a leading American company specializing in the development of software dedicated to forecasting and analysing political risks.

Strategic analysis software is used by policy makers and think tanks all over the world, specifically in the United States, and EPC will be the first research institution to apply such methodologies and utilize this software in the region.

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