Since the Emirates Policy Center (EPC) was established in Abu Dhabi on September 1, 2013, we were not trying to make it a mere replica of other experiences. Our aspiration was to create a center that follows a path untrodden by others, fill the gap in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the region created by a lack of think tanks that provide decision makers in the UAE and the Gulf region with a complete and in-depth analyses of current events and developments, alert them to interactive shifts, guide them towards future challenges and trends, and provide them with recommendations and suggestions that improve the outcomes of domestic and foreign policies.
In a few years, the center has made significant strides, and has become one of the key think tanks not only in the country or the Gulf region, but also in the Middle East and the world in general. This, of course, was the outcome of the clear vision the center has adopted with regard to its role and task, not to mention the handwork and perseverance of its staff.
Despite the significant achievements EPC has made so far, we still have bigger goals and more ambitious plans. I am quite confident that with God's help, and the sincere efforts of our committed staff, we will be able to accomplish these goals.