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Government Policy Economics

A complete research on Government's every political activity and plan by our research experts. We are also doing research on Government's plans for economics and social planning relating to a solid cause or objective. Usually these government policies are announced by the prime members of Government. b’huth provides government entities (in the GCC, the UAE and internationally) with support in the formation of their policies and decisions.

Government Policy Projects

Our team approaches government policy projects in two ways: Proactive identification of the need for new policy or adjustment to capitalize on opportunity or mitigate potential risk. On a project basis, responding to a mandate or proposal requests from government entities that have identified an issue they want to address. The foresight provided by our team of experts supports decision makers and government policyB’huth has played a role in previous government initiatives and projects in the United Arab Emirates as well.

  • A culture of innovation

    12-04-2015

    The Arab predisposition towards innovation, do we have what it takes?

    img Lana Abdelhameed
    Deputy Director, Global Affairs


  • Wearing the Colors of the French flag

    19-11-2015

    The world was shocked once again...

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General


  • Darfur, the Nature of the Conflict

    11-01-2010

    What is the truth behind accusing the Sudan Government of using the Janjaweed for genocide in Darfur? This accusation largely ignores the tribal nature of the conflict that goes back centuries, and the geography of the region that has made resources conflicts common.

    img Sumaya ِ Adam Issa Adam Eisa
    Senior Researcher- Global Affairs


  • The Christmas Bomber A Dubai Connection

    18-01-2010

    there has been no suggestion that he was radicalised in Dubai and indeed it may be that he was using this as cover to disguise his growing involvement with AQAP.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • The Ambassador Speaks His Mind

    05-08-2010

    International news media coverage of remarks in July by Ambassdor Youssef al-Otaiba, the UAEs man in Washington, caused consternation and surprise because of his apparent candour on the prospect of a nuclear-capable Iran. The UAE Foreign Ministry sought to limit the impact of his remarks by portraying them as out of context and intended as unofficial. Yet in the US environment, Mr al-Otaiba was very much on the record both in his formal presentation at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado on 7th July and in the public question and answer session that followed.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Nuclear Energy in a Sea of Oil

    08-09-2010

    The assumed domino effect of nuclear proliferation across the Middle East merits examination. So do continuing suggestions that the development of nuclear energy programmes in a region pumping much of the worlds oil are merely a cover for darker nuclear aspirations.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Unwelcome Guests

    28-09-2010

    Dubai and the UAE have long held a reputation as a tolerant and welcoming society. However, some individuals carry either the baggage of their pasts or seem to regard Dubais tolerance in particular as a license for mischief.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Changing Shape of the US Security Guarantee

    29-09-2010

    The Obama administration...seems to recognise, arguably belatedly in the context of Iraq, that the physical presence of its military forces in the Gulf is as much a catalyst for opposition as it is a source of reassurance, deterrence and stability.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • A Report on the Implications of the Global Financial Crises for the UAE and Dubai in Specific - Nov 2008

    01-10-2011

    We propose a two-pronged strategy to deal with this crisis in order to protect the higher interests of the country and emirates. First: Work on providing the strategic commodities such as food, water and energy, because these basic goods are strategic to protecting the national security of any country. Second: Fund development projects in all vital sectors, especially education and health, providing a solid foundation of key staff and qualified and trained human resources.

    img Ibrahim Karsany
    Former Director, Public Policy Division


  • The Post Arab-Spring State: Parliaments and Beyond

    07-02-2012

    The uprisings in the Arab world were in essence an attempt to restore the fundamental legitimacy of the government by bringing it back to its roots, to the people. The masses of mostly young people who came out in the streets obviously forced change. But they have left unanswered some vital questions about what goals the changes can serve.

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General


  • Cuban Missiles crisis: Think again

    31-10-2012

    Fifty years ago, almost the entire world said America emerged victorious from the Cuban stand-off as it ended with the Soviets taking out their missiles from Cuba. That was the prevalent view, but the hidden facts and the content shows another victor.

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Palestinians must avoid a divisive trap

    07-11-2012

    The people of Gaza deserve all kinds of aid and support, but Palestinian unity deserves even more because it is the key to strengthening all Palestinians in their struggle against Israel by all means.

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Falling for propaganda and lacking a sense of history

    13-03-2013

    In his book "By Way of Deception", former Israeli Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky admits the organisation was behind the rumours.

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Quantitative Analysis of the Electoral Bodies in the UAE for 2011

    15-08-2011

    In preparation for voter registration and candidate filings for the September election of the next Federal National Council, the National Election Committee of the UAE announced an electoral college of about 129,000 personsa 19-fold increase over the 2006 election. Bhuths emirate by emirate analysis of this electorate shows marked increase in the proportion of women and younger personsimportant steps in moving toward full political participation for all UAE citizens.

    img Yasir Al-Muqbel
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Pubic Opinion Studies


  • National Security & Economic Policy

    15-11-2015

    It has become necessary to take economic policy into consideration when preparing the strategy of the national security...

    img Ibrahim Karsany
    Former Director, Public Policy Division


  • Ariel Sharon: The legacy of a psychopath

    27-01-2014

    In a display of political hypocrisy,western leaders praised the late Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon for his transformation from a fighter to peace maker.

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Al Houthis have angered their opponents and lost their friends

    30-03-2015

    There is broad agreement that the Arab allies intervention is the only realistic solution to put matters right.

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division


  • Beyond Obama's Eloquence

    27-03-2013

    Obama was very keen not to remind Israelis that they were only occupying the lands of the Palestinians

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Long - Term Strategies For Dubais Economy

    30-08-2011

    To expand its socio-economic achievements, consolidate its development success story and compete in the New Economy, Dubai needs to adopt some basic long-term strategies. These strategies, if adopted, might ensure the continuity of the growth of Dubais economy smoothly along the road of sustainable development.

    img Ibrahim Karsany
    Former Director, Public Policy Division


  • Is there a right time for protecting children?

    16-06-2016

    The UAE’s Child Rights law will soon come into effect after years of discussion. Reactions to it unsurprisingly included speculations about law applications, which is helpful for decision makers to understand the view of the public and to highlight aspects that need further clarification. 

    img Fatima Sultan
    Senior Resident Fellow- Public Policy


  • Happiness and Tolerance: A UAE Vision

    24-04-2016

    In a step ahead of any other state the United Arab Emirates federal government has committed the ministerial level to enhancing the achievement of happiness and tolerance.  

    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy


  • World Values Survey (Wave 7)

    29-05-2016

    Several social research centers, independent or affiliated to universities have been engaged in the implementation of international programs which  study and  record   the social attitudes in various countries  through  the application of a unified methodology and a single  time frame. This article explores the World Values Survey and the added value it provides in forming public policy. 

    img Yasir Al-Muqbel
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Pubic Opinion Studies


  • UAE Beyond Oil

    25-06-2016

    Oil prices have remarkably decreased since June 2014, as the price of a barrel of crude oil dropped below $ 50 at the beginning of January 2015, and continued to fall until it reached about $ 30/ barrel in last January. So, beside supply and demand, what are the other factors affecting the global oil market, and hence oil prices?

    img Ibrahim Karsany
    Former Director, Public Policy Division


  • 26-06-2016


    img Dr. Steve Tatham
    Senior Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs


  • Dilma leaves but problems in Brazil remain

    21-06-2016

    Millions of Brazilians who went to the streets to celebrate the  removal of President Dilma Rousseff  will not live better, with at least 100 million citizens celebrating the beginning of the impeachment procedure for President Rousseff, whom as of 12th May 2016, is no longer  the head of state of Brazil. 

    img Rudy Simonassi
    Senior Non- Resident Fellow- Global Affairs


  • Iran’s no-show in Mecca , but could it lead to War?

    19-06-2016

    Since the start of the year, there has been recurring speculation amongst some well-known, and many not so well known, Gulf commentators concerning the possibility that Saudi Arabia and Iran’s unwavering enmity might soon culminate in all-out war

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • The Indicator of National Affiliation in the World Values Survey

    08-09-2016

    One of the most important components of the survey was the one related to the question code V66, regarding the willingness of individuals to 'fight [sacrifice] for their country'. This question reflects a component of national belonging... Read more

    img Yasir Al-Muqbel
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Pubic Opinion Studies


  • Arab Youth - Just who is responsible?

    21-09-2016

    Many other countries - in the West as well as in the Arab world - should take note of what a small, but evidently influential, country has achieved, principally by taking responsibility for its youth. Read more

    img Elizabeth McKinney-Bennett
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Global Affairs


  • US Congress Overrides President Obama’s Veto

    01-10-2016

    To understand the implications of what has happened in the US Congress – the veto over-ride, we should remember that the fundamental principle of international law is reciprocity – the golden rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 

    img Dr.Kenneth L. Wise
    Senior Non-Resident Fellow -Public Policy


  • Is the alliance between KSA & the West coming to an  end?

    04-10-2016

    The rapid development of events within the United States Congress following the overwhelming 97-to-1 vote in the Senate to override President Obama’s veto against JASTA, could be indicative of a new trend in the US political system towards  a different version of relations with its GCC allies.

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division


  • A National Youth Strategy

    24-10-2016

    Youth have the lion's share in the UAE this year.

    img Anas Al Hashemi
    Researcher


  • Why Rural America Voted Trump

    01-12-2016

    Trump voters have been called racist, xenophobic, stupid, and worse.  Some, no doubt, are all those things, but let me tell you about the real people I know who voted for Donald Trump.

    img Kay Wise
    Principal Consultant


  • b'huth Weekly Commentary - India Relations

    19-01-2017

    An Assessment of the state of India-UAE relations ahead of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan’s historic visit to India as Chief Guest at this year’s celebrations of Republic Day

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • What Can We Read into President Trump's Inaugural Speech?

    21-01-2017

    Donald Trump was sworn in January 20th as the 45th President of the United States. He used his 20-minute inaugural address to emphasise his over-riding commitment to “making America Great Again”.  He repeated his campaign pledges to put the interests of the US first and to give primacy to all things American in his administration’s dealings both at home and abroad.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • DUBAI – THE FASTEST CITY IN THE WORLD

    18-02-2017

    Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai this week, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum re-emphasised his ambition to make the emirate the most advanced city in the world.  Over the past two years, a series of bold, technological initiatives ranging from the UAE’s programme to land an unmanned vehicle on Mars to the world’s first Hyperloop system between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and now a 100-year programme – ‘Mars 2117’ – culminating in the settlement of a city on Mars, have continued to attract worldwide attention.  Moreover, none of these announcements has been blithely dismissed by international observers in the patronising manner that might have been anticipated, even as recently as a decade ago.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • UAE warning to Mr Trump: Send Dr Jekyll not Mr. Hyde

    06-03-2017

    Over the six weeks since Donald Trump entered the White House, opinions concerning the new President’s strategy towards the GCC and Iran remain confused.  On one hand, many commentators anticipated a strong backlash from the Middle East against the new administration over Mr Trump’s apparently racist approach to barring Muslims from entering the United States.  They also expected the new President to take early steps towards fulfilling his campaign commitment to make those he had previously claimed were enjoying a “free ride” on American security guarantees, to pay for American defence undertakings.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • The Weekly: OPEC, GCC & Economic Change

    30-05-2017

    There was little surprise amongst energy analysts when it was announced last Thursday evening that the 24 governments of oil-producing states – 13 OPEC and 11 non-OPEC – had agreed unanimously to extend the production curbs agreed last November until the end of the first quarter of next year.  The UAE’s Minister of Energy, HE Suhail al- Mazrouei, insisted that: “everyone is in agreement”.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Is it time to separate religion from politics in the Maghreb?

    05-06-2017

    The slogan "Step Down", which was widely used in the Arab Spring revolutions several years ago, has begun to reappear in the region from Tataouine in South Tunisia, a country that ignited the Arab Spring seven years ago. The slogan this time is carried by angry youth against the governor of Tataouine state to demand the rights of the residents to share the governorate’s wealth. 

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division


  • Migrant threat to Europe from Libya

    25-08-2017

    THE MIGRANT THREAT TO EUROPE IS CREATING THE CONDITIONS WHERE THE LARGE NUMBERS ARE CHANGING THE VERY FABRIC OF SOME EUROPEAN SOCIETIES CAUSING WIDESPREAD DISCONTENT WHICH IN TURN THREATENS THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AND BOOSTS THE FAR-RIGHT

    img Mark Douglas McKinney
    Non- Resident Fellow - Global Affairs


  • Commercial Sector has to take responsibility of degradation of Arabic Language

    07-09-2017

    Can the misuse of the language including its words, and grammar rules in publicity and notoriety be considered as a legal offense of some kind or misdemeanor?  Theoretically, no one would agree to consider this more than an error requiring correction and perhaps this calls for nothing due to being a normal result. However, would the issue be changed if it was regarded within the frame of the current degradation of the Arabic Language among the new generations of the Arab and especially, here, in the Gulf region? 

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Why Youth Policy?

    10-09-2017

    There is more than one reason for policy researchers to turn their eyes to youth. In the Middle East, the discourse on youth has transformed tremendously reaching a point where making policy for and with youth seemed necessary.  There has been great interest in the growing young population of the region during the past 3 decades in demographic research. The “Youth Bulge” was a “demographic bonus” that necessitated extensive socio-economic development.  

    img Fatima Sultan
    Senior Resident Fellow- Public Policy


  • Economic Diversification- A UAE Strongpoint

    26-09-2017

    Since the beginning of oil exports from the UAE in 1962 international commentators have perceived the Emirates as an oil dependent nation whose economic structure is dominated by crude exports. Such commentators are aware that the vast percentage of these oil exports are sourced from Abu Dhabi with Dubai holding far less oil than its Emirati counterpart. With around 40 per cent of the UAE’s GDP directly based on oil and gas output, its economic dependency on an approaching world without oil reliance, has fascinated many energy analysts. Since the formation of the UAE in 1971 diversification away from petroleum dependency has been a clearly stated objective of the government. 

    img Rebecca Simpson
    Non- Resident Fellow , Global Affairs


  • 05-10-2017


    img Sumaya ِ Adam Issa Adam Eisa
    Senior Researcher- Global Affairs


  • UAE’S ECONOMY: A POST-OIL MODEL FOR THE FUTURE

    08-10-2017

    This week, international analysts watched closely as Abu Dhabi launched a $10 billion bond in three tranches: $3 billion over 5 years; $4 billion over 10 years; and $3 billion over 30 years.  The sale was oversubscribed three times with $30 billion offered for investment in Abu Dhabi.  Given continued strategic and political instability across the wider Middle East region and the slow pace of recovery in oil prices on world markets, the strong demand for exposure to Abu Dhabi was widely seen as the latest indicator of the role the UAE continues to play as a model of stability and economic development that other countries in the region increasingly seek to emulate.  Indeed, by coincidence, and with the kind of diplomatic gaffe that has come to be associated with Britain&rsqu

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • 15-10-2017


    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • The Gulf Crisis: Means to an End

    16-10-2017

    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has come a long way since its inception. However, despite the objectives established in its charter—the most prominent of which is to effect coordination and integration in all fields in order to achieve unity1—the present Gulf crisis has revealed an obvious deficiency in the mechanisms for mending the rift between the member states. 

    img Sumaya ِ Adam Issa Adam Eisa
    Senior Researcher- Global Affairs


  • 25-10-2017


    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • A New Alliance in the Gulf: Wither the GCC

    03-01-2018

    Last week’s announcement of a new economic and strategic partnership between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia just hours before this year’s summit meeting of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), has attracted widespread interest amongst commentators and analysts alike, seeking to distil the meaning and potential significance of this new alignment. Given the timing of the announcement, most observers have been swift to conclude that the new, bilateral partnership, manifested in the establishment of a ‘Joint Co-operation Committee’, is a move that will further weaken that authority and influence of the GCC.  It is also hardly a surprise that most Gulf analysts see the now six-month stand-off with Qatar as the principal motivating force behind the decisi

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • 10-01-2018


    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • 01-02-2018


    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • 18-02-2018


    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • The economy is a double-edged sword in the Arab Uprisings

    18-02-2018

      Street unrests in the Arab Spring countries continue. People protest the high prices, the decrease in bread subsidies and the low wages, which means that the messy spring is continuing and will not stop soon.  The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in protest against economic suffering has been repeated during past years by desperate individuals within these countries as a result of their economic reality that brought people to the point of desperation. The street protests in Tunisia were also repeated, sending a clear warning messages that the economic problems have not been solved since 2010!  

    img Dr. Haifa AlMaashi
    Director, Geo-strategic Affairs Division