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Dr. Ebtesam al-Ketbi | 22 Mar 2021
The United Arab Emirates represents an ideal case to study of a small state’s effective response to strategic challenges and contemporary shifts in the Middle East. Regional and international geopolitical developments in the region since the dawn of the twenty-first century have forced radical changes in UAE foreign policy and power-building.
Dr. Ebtesam Al Ketbi | 24 Feb 2021
Over the past four decades, the issue of relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States have dominated the Iranian political arena. Such is the extent of this preoccupation with America, that some argue it is more influential than all other objective and subjective factors in the politics and economics of the region.
EPC | 16 Jul 2020
Iraq today finds itself at a crossroads, beset by challenges and life-and-death decisions. The public protests that erupted in early October 2019 revealed a number of deep structural crises in the country, growing public resentment vis-à-vis the political elite, and an expanding rift between these political forces and the Iraqi street. They have ignited a conflict that has opened the door to all manner of possible future scenarios for the nation.
EPC | 23 Apr 2020
Our neighbor, Iran, is currently experiencing significant social turmoil in the face of escalating economic challenges and political crises – largely manifested in the form of ongoing public protests.
EPC | 07 Oct 2019
Turkey is today undergoing significant political turbulence. President Erdogan’s popularity is in decline and the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP) appears increasingly vulnerable to
EPC | 01 Oct 2019
From the initial crisis surrounding political transition, and through the ensuing war, the United Nations (UN) has played a variety of roles in Yemen, under its mandate from the international community.
EPC | 25 Aug 2019
Following the defeat of ISIS in late 2017, Iraq has entered a new era. A number of key internal and external factors will determine Iraq’s future in this new epoch and will have a significant bearing on the security and stability of the entire region.
EPC | 07 Oct 2018
On December 28, 2017, massive popular protests erupted in the Islamic Republic of Iran, starting in Mashhad before engulfing more than eighty cities and towns across the country.
EPC | 28 Sep 2017
Emirates Policy Center (EPC) organized on Sep. 25, 2017 a workshop entitled “Qatar’s Unilateral Policies: Political Risk Assessment of Doha’s Ambitions”.
EPC | 31 May 2016
EPC conducted an opinion poll about values in the UAE during the period of Feb. 29-Mar. 20, 2016.
EPC | 26 May 2016
The current level of confrontation between Russia and the West—unprecedented since the end of the Cold War—has resulted in Russia’s pursuit of strengthened ties with many Middle Eastern countries.
EPC | 01 May 2015
US President Barack Obama informed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Mar. 2015 of his administration’s decision to lift ban on providing Egypt with US military assistance and resume arrangements for the sale of F-16 fighter jets.
Shifts in the region point out that the ongoing tension between Egypt and Turkey does not serve the interests of both countries. In addition, this tension does not serve the interests of Arab Gulf States
EPC | 01 Apr 2015
Developments that followed the election of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi point out that reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has become a choice imposed by reality.
Deposing MB from office in Egypt after July 3, 2013 has been reflected on the regime’s structure such as causing internal confusion.
EPC | 01 Mar 2015
The transport sector is one of the pivotal elements of development in Egypt. The advancement of a state is measured by the extent of attention it pays to means of transport.