The 12th edition of the Arab Strategic Forum will kick off in Dubai on December 9 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the participation of speakers including international officials and strategic experts, including the US Vice President. Former, Dick Cheney, a group of ministers and global strategic experts.

In general, all events of the 12th edition of the Forum will focus on events that will shape the future of the region and the world over the next 10 years.

This year's edition of the Arab Strategic Forum will be held under the title: “Foreseeing the Next Decade 2020-2030”, which increases the importance and momentum of the 12th session of the Forum, as it seeks to anticipate the next 10 years in full, and the impact of its events on international relations in the political, economic and diplomatic aspects. At the same time, the Forum issues three reports: “The World in 2030 - Trends, Transformations, Opportunities and Challenges”, “11 Questions for the Next Decade”, and “The Future of Islamization”.

The Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Future Chairman of the Arab Strategic Forum, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi: «In the midst of the geopolitical and economic events, which are witnessing the world and the region currently, this year's version of the Arab Strategic Forum differs in terms of the time scale that you will look forward to and expected by prominent figures Political and economic participation in the work of the Forum. It is expected that the next decade will witness many influential events as consequences and consequences of what is happening now, which requires preparedness and preparedness based on strong knowledge, making the study of the longer term necessary in this year's edition of the Arab Strategic Forum.

He added: `` The forum presents the challenges and opportunities that decision-makers should address on an accurate and balanced scientific basis, in light of these political and economic transformations on the global and regional scene, in support of the UAE's efforts in spreading the culture of forward-looking and enhancing awareness of future thought, in preparation for the expected scenarios. ''

This year's forum includes six panel discussions and two lectures, as part of its day-long work, with the aim of presenting future perspectives based on current data and indicators, to make decision-makers more accessible and accurate.

The agenda includes a session titled “Top 5 Risks - 2020”, delivered by Control Risks CEO Nick Alan, discussing potential global political and security risks and the new reality of 2020, to help public and private institutions identify major economic and political developments that can It will influence its decisions next year, and Control Risks Roadmap 2020 will be launched at the forum.

Strategic Concepts Chairman Shane Cleary will deliver a lecture entitled "The World in 2030", in which he will reveal the major transformations, developments and trends that are likely to emerge at the political, economic and social levels over the next decade.

Omar Saif Ghobash, Assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Cultural Affairs, and British expert and writer Ed Hussein, moderated by Arab News Editor-in-Chief Faisal Abbas, will address the prospects for political Islam. The next 10 years.

"Is the world on the verge of a global economic crisis?" Hosts global economist Vikram Mancharamani, analyzing all views on the prospects of a global economic recession as the new decade begins.

The session will discuss "Arab economic transformations during the next decade," which will include: Director General of the Board of Executive Directors of the Arab Monetary Fund, Dr. Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Humaidi, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Atlantic Council Alan Bejjani, and Chairman of the Board of Directors Abdel Moneim Said, and an international economist in the field of oil, Dr. Mamdouh Salama, the possibility of achieving qualitative leaps in the reality of the Arab economy, the role of oil and gas in the economic future, the future of unemployment and indebtedness in the countries of the region, and their impact on political stability, and the future of entrepreneurship. Money and the private sector as a partner in advancing development and face economic challenges.

In a panel discussion entitled “Power and Influence in the Region over the Next Decade: Gulf States, Iran, Turkey, and Russia”, the Forum will host three experts to explore the dynamics of interaction between the three major regional powers in the Middle East: Turkey, Iran and Russia, an Iranian foreign policy expert and analyst. Karim Sajjadpour, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is Professor and Head of the Department of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University;

Karim Sajjadpour will answer questions about Iran's policy towards the region and the possibility of continuation of that policy under the US sanctions, while Hossein Bagci will talk about Turkey's relationship with its neighboring countries, and the view of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the world, the impact of that view in the region, and the possibility of Turkey playing an important role In enhancing the stability of the region. Dr. Abdulaziz bin Saqr will review the basic principles of the Saudi strategy towards the region in the short and long term, and discuss his expectations for Russia's initiative to establish security in the Gulf region.

The session will discuss "Political Transformations in the Arab World in the Next Decade", which will be chaired by Egyptian writer, media and intellectual, Imad Eddin Adib, and will be attended by: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash, former Lebanese Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, and former Foreign Minister of Jordan, Marwan Muasher, to the future of Arab alliances under the new world order, the role of China, Russia and America in this system, political turmoil in the Arab world and its future in the next 10 years, and the future of Arab-Iranian relations, and the political dimensions of the discovery of natural gas fields in the Free White Mediterranean, and the future of Arab relations - Arab, and the possibility of a new Arab system, and the future of the Palestinian cause in the next 10 years, the role of America and Iran in it.

Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and former US Vice President Dick Cheney will join a round table entitled "The 2030 World Order: China and the United States", in which Zhaoxing will talk about the vision and motives of China's foreign policy over the years. The impact of the Belt and Road Initiative on China's foreign policy, the trade sphere between China and the United States over the past two years, and the form of cooperation that can be carried out between the two countries under the new international order, Cheney spoke about his perceptions of the global system in the next decade, with the rise of powers such as China and Russia, and the impact of economic, technological and security trends in the status of the United States in maintaining global security, and the possibility of the United States to form a new world order, working with its allies, historic and China.

Accurate annual forecasts

Launched in 2001, under the guidance and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Arab Strategic Forum provides accurate annual forecasts on important events throughout the year. It brings together senior government officials, strategists and academics from the Arab region and around the world to capitalize on reliable source insights, in-depth analysis and analysis to facilitate future challenges and regional opportunities.