Geneva, Mar. 10, 2016 – Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, President at the Emirates Policy Center (EPC), signed a partnership agreement on Thursday with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) for research and intellectual cooperation between the two think tanks.
The agreement, the first of its kind between the GCSP and any center in the Middle East, comes in recognition of the pioneer role held by EPC to establish a culture of scientific analysis of policies, and a tradition of building mathematical models to analyze international relations and public policies.
Furthermore, Dr. al-Ketbi gave a lecture at GCSP on the security challenges in the Middle East, and provided an in-depth analysis of the security threats posed by the spread of extremism and terrorism, the phenomenon of failed states and non-state actors, the failure of development plans, as well as the migration problem.
EPC’s President also highlighted Iran’s efforts to dominate the Arab region by undermining state sovereignty, interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries, nurturing proxy wars, and spreading sectarian divisions.
She lauded the pivotal role played by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to confront these challenges, calling for the need to adopt the UAE’s model for development, coexistence and moderation.
The lecture was attended by a distinguished audience that included Arab and European diplomats, as well as a number of researchers, experts and representatives of international organizations.
GCSP is one of the most important research and policy think tanks in the world. Since its creation 20 years ago, the GCSP has become a reputable institution delivering high quality executive education programs in international security policy, not only for participants in Switzerland and Europe but also worldwide. To support peace, security and international cooperation, the GCSP cooperates with a large network of experts, specialists and organizations from over 100 nations worldwide.
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