EPC | 13 Nov 2017
The Russian role in the Arab region and the world was discussed at the eighth panel of the fourth Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, titled “Russia: Old Lenses for a New World”.
Academicians and experts examined the awaited leadership role prominent Asian countries, namely China, India, and Japan, could play in the arena of global power-players, and the challenges facing these countries.
US foreign policy in the Gulf region and president Donald Trump’s approach to handling key issues in the Middle East, specifically Iran, the nuclear deal, and the sanctions imposed on it, were the center of the discussions at the sixth panel of the fourth Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, titled “U.S. Policy in the Gulf: Troubled Cruise”.
EPC | 12 Nov 2017
Former diplomats and experienced political analysts discussed five of the most pressing crises in the Middle East, namely, the ongoing struggles in Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Iraq, and the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the Arab Quartet – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt.
Dr. Mark Abdollahian, CEO of “ACERTAS” and professor at the school of social science, policy & evaluations at Claremont University, gave a presentation titled: “Decoding the Future” at the fourth “Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate” (ADSD), organized by Emirates Policy Center (EPC).
H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Emirates Policy Center president, Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi, discussed the balance achieved in the United Arab Emirates between the concepts of “hard” and “soft” power.
Turkish former diplomats and political analysts discussed the changes in Turkish foreign policy and the relationship between Turkey and the Arab countries.
Political analysts and academicians discussed Iran’s continued attempts to export its internal crises, and focused on the three main crises Iran is experiencing
Political analysts and academicians found that GCC countries need to unite to protect their security in the face of challenges presented by Iran’s threat to the region, and the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the Arab Quartet.
His Excellency Dr. Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, stressed that the UAE will not “stand idly by” in the face of Iran’s threats to the region, and its “destabilising behaviour”. He also praised the recent political and economic developments in Saudi Arabia, describing them as a “powerful message of hope.”
President of Emirates Policy Center (EPC), Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi, said that the UAE is working tirelessly to establish stability in the Arab region, specifically in light of the current crises in the Middle East
The Fourth “Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate” (ADSD) commences today (Sunday) in Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.