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Search Results for: United Arab Emirates

  • Iran Energy

    12-11-2015

    The international nuclear agreement with Iran, signed on 14th July, has encouraged widespread speculation and expectation concerning many potential aspects of what is in effect being seen as Iran’s re-entry to the ‘international community’.  Beyond the specifics of tighter international control and verification of Tehran’s nuclear programme, many commentators have already started to contemplate the potential consequences of the likely realignment of Western relations with Iran, particularly in the context of the United States. 

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Gulf Monetary Break-Up

    11-01-2010

    The UAEs decision to withdraw from the GCCs long-planned move towards monetary union surprised many observers last week and left commentators trying to assess its underlying significance. However, to dismiss the UAEs decision simply as a tantrum is, arguably, to underestimate the sophistication of the countrys political development and its growing diplomatic importance and authority in global affairs.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Media View: Dubai's Economy.

    11-01-2010

    Of late, fewer commentaries predict the imminent demise of the emirate of Dubai; no fresh allusions to the English romantic Shelleys celebrated poem, Ozymandias , have appeared. Instead, a current trickle of positive economic news may herald a returning confidence in the region, and especially in the longer-term outlook for Dubai. Opinion, however, remains divided.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • The Dubai World Standstill

    11-01-2010

    The UAE faces a challenge that is as much media as it is financial. On November 25 Dubais Department of Finance announced a six-month standstill for restructuring the debts of certain subordinate parts of the government-created Dubai World holding company. Professions of shock and fear reverberated in international news media, financial markets, and currency and commodity markets as well as UAE markets.

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


  • Dubai The Big Easy?

    06-03-2010

    For a time the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud al Mabhouh threatened to tarnish further Dubais reputation, with some commentators describing the city as the Middle Easts new Big Easy (a reference to New Orleans which until recently was widely regarded as the murder capital of the world). But decisive action by the Dubai Police seems to have spiked a perception that had been evolving since Chechens settled a score last year in Jumeirah with the murder of the former warlord, Sulim Yamadayev, and a contract killing ordered up by her Egyptian billionaire former lover took out Lebanese pop star, Suzanne Tamim.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Dubai World Aims to Stand Still

    14-02-2010

    For the past week expectation mounted that Dubai World will be ready to make a formal proposal for a 6-month standstill agreement with its creditors on $22 billion of its debts by the end of January. However, other creditors are throwing spanners into the works....

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- 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


  • Cases of Muddled Justice?

    12-02-2010

    Over the past two weeks, the juxtaposition of two criminal investigations has called into question the balance and fairness of the UAEs system of justice. On both sides of the Atlantic, the heavyweight media have drawn attention to the acquittal of a member of Abu Dhabis ruling family, apparently in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence, while a young British Muslim woman visiting Dubai went to report a rape only to find herself and her partner on the wrong end of the UAEs laws concerning drinking alcohol and having sexual relations outside marriage.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Writing a new page in UAE policy: The case of the 'Islamic State’

    29-07-2015

    The world around the United Arab Emirates swirls with changes pulling several directions at once.  So far the leaders of this young country and their peoples have written a success story.  Together they have carefully chosen among alternative goals and policies by following the traditions of the majlis, today wrapping these in the technology of commercial and social media.  

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


  • The meaning of democracy

    17-03-2010


    img Kay Wise
    Principal Consultant


  • Dubai and Iran: Pressures Grow

    30-04-2010

    Already pressure is growing for the emirate to sever larger parts of its historic trading links than it has so far in complying with sanctions. This would damage a vital economic lifeline and just as Dubai may be getting back on track from the economic difficulties of its past 18 months. Moreover, it is a barely disguised secret that many in the West, most notably the US, rely on Dubais close links with Iran: for gathering information and intelligence, logging the movement of money to and from Iran, and maintaining back-channels of communication to Tehran that would not be possible otherwise.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Signs of Returning Confidence

    05-10-2010

    Upon DWs statement that it had the agreement of 99% of its creditors for the new debt structure and expected the final settlement within weeks, the government of Dubai appears to have shifted to offense. Dubais ruler broke off from his preparations for an Horseriding Endurance Race in Lexington (in which he subsequently came second and the UAE team took Gold) to give an interview for Bloomberg TV. He insisted that we are back and that he continues to be excited by the challenge of Dubais endurance ride on the road to recovery.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • IMF versus Grounds for Optimism

    30-05-2011

    A year and a half ago, many international commentators forecast that Dubai was on the verge of collapse monumental in size.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • 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


  • Property: Failing to Find Economic Equilibrium

    31-05-2011

    The large construction projects in ...emirates ... have produced an over-supply of property that is making it difficult to establish a floor under this troubled sector of the UAE's economy.

    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


  • Strategic Objectives for Transforming Dubai into a Knowledge-based Economy

    15-10-2011

    Formulating Dubais development strategy for Knowledge-based Economy...will provide the main signposts, or road map, marking them out from the central pillar of the prime goal. The sense of direction that will come out of this roadmap will facilitate the appropriate formulation of Dubais development strategy and will increase the success rate of its implementation. by Ibrahim Kursany (Ph.D) Director, Economic Studies Division, Bhuth

    img Ibrahim Karsany
    Former Director, Public Policy Division


  • Using Al Qaida as an alibi

    06-06-2012

    A few months after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, from the smoke of the bombs and missiles that covered Iraq that time, a question stood out: who was fighting the Americans?

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Sudan's Double Uprising

    09-07-2012

    A few days after the early demonstrations in October 1964, a member of Sudans supreme military council called Fatima Ahmad Ebrahim a key leftist figure to his office warning her over her role in the demonstrations. He told her: Only being a woman saved you from jail.

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Passion for education

    13-02-2013

    What is the call for developing education supposed to mean?

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Arafat death: Blinding smoke of the murderer

    20-11-2013

    Why do some choose to ignore thoeries on Isreal's involvement?

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Dubai, World Expo 2020 and the challenges ahead

    10-12-2013

    Dubai World Expo 2020 is an excellent opportunity to address critics and skeptics on the city's economic model and future.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • Education and the requirements of the economy

    13-01-2014

    Skills development in education, what are our options?

    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • UAE & the Future of Nuclear Plants

    30-09-2015

    International observers consider the UAE nuclear project as an international model in nuclear safety & adoption of peaceful purposes

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


  • Writing a new page in UAE policy: The case of the 'Islamic State

    02-07-2015

    The world around the UAE swirls with changes pulling several directions at once.

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


  • 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


  • Innovation Changes How we Define Civilization

    20-08-2015


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


  • Keynote Lecture: Media Analysis to Rank Public Interest Issues

    16-11-2015

    Director of the Public Opinion Center at b'huth delivers keynote lecture at the 5th annual research conference (Moscow, Russia).

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • National Strategic Integration

    31-08-2016

    The question is: What are the requirements for preserving this prestigious stature based on the accredited and credible global indices?

    img Ibrahim Karsany
    Former Director, Public Policy Division


  • Foreign Labor: Time for a Review

    30-08-2016


    img Mohammad Fadhel Al Obaidly
    Advisor, Public Opinion Research Center


  • 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


  • The Central Bank of Yemen: a weapon of war?

    26-09-2016

    The war in Yemen is not limited to the political and military confrontations. Rather it comprises the economic factor which has always played as a latent factor during all conflicts in Yemen, whether in launching a conflict or in terminating it.

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


  • 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


  • After “Northern Thunder” Will There Be Rain?

    25-04-2016

    When 350 thousand troops from 20 countries join a military exercise that involves over 20 thousand tanks,250 jet fighters and more than 400 helicopters, then there is a lot of thunder. Joint military exercises are seldom this big or complicated. 

    img Mohammed Baharoon
    Director General


  • A National Youth Strategy

    24-10-2016

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

    img Anas Al Hashemi
    Researcher


  • Gulf-Iranian Rivalry in the African Continent

    14-12-2016

    Iran's network of relationships with African states indicates attempts to secure political loyalty & protect its interests in the region through different soft power tactics of political, military, religious, or economic means.

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


  • 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


  • 26-02-2017


    img Khaled Al Maashi
    Head of Surveys, Public Opinion Research Center


  • Why Youth Policy?

    06-08-2017

    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


  • Moqtada Al -Sadr Comes to Town

    18-08-2017

    In the heat of the desert summer, Abu Dhabi this week welcomed a surprise guest in the shape of one of Iraq’s most controversial figures: Moqtadr al-Sadr.  Apparently warmly greeted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan last Sunday (13th August), the UAE ‘red carpet’ was rolled out for the Iraqi Shia leader who was once regarded as the scourge of the US-led coalition.  His arrival, his high-profile reception and the release of official photographs followed a similar visit by al-Sadr to Jeddah at the end of last month (31st July), where he was similarly warmly received by the Saudi Crown Prince, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

    img Angus Taverner
    Director- Global Affairs


  • 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


  • UAE seeks to eliminate Al -Qaeda in Yemen

    24-09-2017

    The rapid and consecutive maneuvers currently led by UAE forces in the governorate of Abyan in Yemen to get rid of Al-Qaeda came after a strong blow to the group in Hadramout  and Shabwa governorates in what is considered an Emirati campaign to eliminate  Al-Qaeda in the South of Yemen. But the first operations in Hadramout and Shabwa haven’t been completed yet. Both governorates still embrace  Al-Qaeda remnants, and the group has no intention at the moment to leave the provinces entirely or stop fighting.

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


  • 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


  • 16-10-2017


    img Sumaya ِ Adam Issa Adam Eisa
    Senior Researcher- Global Affairs