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What is Next for USA Foreign Policy and the GCC?

TRENDS Research & Advisory will be hosting three experts from the USA to discuss what is next for US foreign policy in the GCC region. When Donald Trump became President, the expectation in the region was for a more engaged USA. Furthermore, this engagement would support GCC policies and long-term interests.

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Qatar’s Support for Terrorism and Extremism

Qatar has been known as a supporter of terrorism and extremism for a considerable amount of time. The reasons why Qatar actively supports terrorists and extremists is unknown, but regardless of the reasons for its behaviour, the actions are unacceptable. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are leading a group of states in making it clear that Qatar’s support for terrorism and extremism is not acceptable.

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The Value of Think Tanks

TRENDS Research & Advisory, based in Abu Dhabi, has received global recognition for its work by being included in the top 10 “Best New Think Tanks” in the world by the 2016 Go To Global Think Tank Index. TRENDS was established in August 2014, by Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli, President and Founder, to further knowledge and understanding of how we understand security in today’s world.

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The Changing International Order

TRENDS invited its researchers and Non-Resident Fellows to give their assessment of the changes in the international system in first few months of Trump’s Presidency. The experts make clear that the international system is changing, but how exactly it is changing, remains to be seen.

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Daesh/ISIS In Europe

The events in Nice have made it clear that the threat from terrorism in Europe is sustained, real, and that it needs to be much better understood. This event, which was co-organised by TRENDS Research & Advisory and ICSR, King’s College London, helped explore the connections between Europe and the violence being supported/carried out by Daesh/ISIS.

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Iran’s Threat to Global Security

How well does Washington understand Iran?

This Expert Analysis discusses how the failure of the USA to adequately understand Iran’s power structures may have detrimental consequences for global security. The Analysis, “How Well Does Washington Understand Iran?”, produced in coordination with The National Interest is a study into how the USA is failing to adequately understand the dangers posed by Iran’s leadership.

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TRENDS Services and Programs

TRENDS provides a wide range of consultancy, advisory and executive education services directed at government employees, non-governmental organisations and executives working in diverse organisations with an international focus. In all of our services we combine global knowledge and expertise with substantial knowledge and understanding of the Middle East/Gulf region.

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Muddling Through: The World Bank & IMF Annual Meetings Confront a Leaderless World

Muddling Through: The World Bank & IMF Annual Meetings Confront a Leaderless World

October 16, 2017

Representatives from almost 190 countries have met in Washington DC for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and...

 

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    September 20, 2017

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  • The Qatari Political Drama on “35 Minutes”

    September 14, 2017


  • Leah Sherwood: Any violation of agreements signed between States is a violation of international law

    August 2, 2017


  • There is clear evidence on the role being played by Qatar in supporting terrorism

    July 26, 2017


  • TRENDS discusses Qatari terrorism and its role in destabilizing the region

    July 26, 2017


  • TRENDS holds a conference on Qatar’s policies and terrorism

    July 26, 2017