Today, the 12th session of the "Arab Strategic Forum" will start in Dubai, with the participation of a group of international officials and global strategic experts.

This year’s edition of the Arab Strategic Forum, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has special significance, given that it is being held under the title “Looking forward to the next decade 2020-2030”, with the aim of anticipating the years The next 10 as a whole, and the effects of its events on international relations in various political, economic, diplomatic and other aspects, and in conjunction with the launch of its work, the Arab Strategic Forum issues three reports, with headings: “The World in 2030 - Trends, Transformations, Opportunities, and Challenges” and “11 Questions for the Next Decade” and “Mosque and State” How to see Arabs next decade ».

The Chairman of the Arab Strategic Forum, Mohammed Abdullah Al-Gergawi, stressed that the Forum continues in its 12th session to establish its position globally and regionally, as an open and creative platform for exchanging ideas and visions between the elite thinkers, experts and future global advisors, and continues to consolidate its role as a regional and international forum that contributes to the perception and expectation of the most important events, trends and transformations. The world is witnessing, while providing an in-depth reading of its various indicators and coordinates and dealing with it positively.

He said that this year's session of the Forum expanded the time range for future outlook to focus on the entire decade 2020-2030 as a whole, which gives it special importance in light of the acceleration of geopolitical events and changes taking place in the region and the world in recent years, stressing the importance of this year’s version of the forum and its outputs and recommendations in Anticipating anticipated challenges, exploring opportunities, monitoring risks and taking precautions to continue and accelerate development paths during the next 10 years.

He pointed out that the forum continues for the 12th consecutive session to work to provide visions, information and recommendations, through the best global experts to anticipate the future economically and politically, so that those interested and decision-makers can develop realistic action plans and flexible modern policies that overcome challenges and turn them into opportunities.

In conjunction with the launch of its 12th session, the Arab Strategic Forum issued three important reports to anticipate the next 10 years, as the report “The World in 2030 - Trends, Transformations, Opportunities and Challenges”, prepared in cooperation with the FutureWorld Foundation, presents some of the most prominent global events expected in the coming years, including the exposure of the system The current world and its main institutions: the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, and the World Trade Organization, under great pressure over the next decade, and the emergence of a significant decrease in the relative importance of the Group of Seven G7 (United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany, Japan France, Canada, Italy) as a force that sets the standards of the global economy, transforms the global economic power of the seven major emerging economies E7 (China, India, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey), and creates competition for scarce resources as a result of climate change, especially in a region Levant.

The Forum, in cooperation with Good Judgment Inc, the world's most accurate institution in geopolitical and economic forecasts, launched a report "11 Questions for the Next Decade", to answer through it the most important questions raised during the coming period, and it is expected that oil will continue to be used as long as it is present, despite the global trend towards Renewable energy, as the American century is expected to slowly fade, is then followed by multi-strong competition, and raises the possibility of a cyber attack that disrupts infrastructure systems in a G7 country for more than one day before 2030.

The mosque and the state report: How Arabs see the next decade, prepared in cooperation with Arab News, discusses the state of political Islam in the region.

This year’s edition of the forum includes six panel discussions and two lectures, as part of its busy agenda, which continues over a full day.

The agenda includes a session entitled "The Top 5 Risks - 2020", delivered by CEO of Control Risks, Nick Allan, in which he discusses potential global political and security risks and the new reality for 2020.

In a session entitled "The World in 2030", Vice President of the Future of the World Foundation, Sean Claire, talks about the major transformations, developments and trends that are likely to emerge at the political, economic and social levels during the next decade. In general, all activities 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.

Speaking at the "Future of Islamization during the Next Decade" session, the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Cultural Affairs, Omar Saif Ghobash, and the British expert and writer, founder of the Quilliam Organization for Combating Extremism, Ed Hussein.

As for the session "Is the world on the verge of a global economic crisis?" It hosts the global economic expert, Dr. Vikram Mancharamani, to analyze in it all the views on the prospects of a global economic recession with the start of the new decade, and from where will it break out if it occurs, and what countries will be affected by it and how to get out From it, he will also answer questions about the possibility of more recessions around the world in the coming years, and the proposed economic reforms to avoid them, and the session will be moderated by CNBC announcer, Hadley Gamble.

The session on "Arab Economic Transitions during the Next Decade" discusses the possibility of achieving qualitative leaps in the reality of the Arab economy, with new economic visions, the role of oil and gas in the economic future of the region in light of global energy trends, the future of unemployment and debt in the countries of the region, and their impact on political stability. The future of entrepreneurship and the private sector is a partner in advancing development and facing economic challenges. The Director General of the Arab Monetary Fund Board, Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah Al-Hamidi, and a member of the International Consultative Council of the Atlantic Council, Alan Bajani, speaks to it. And, the head of the advisory body of the Egyptian Center for Thought and Strategic Studies, Dr. Abdel Moneim Said, a global oil expert and professor of oil and energy economics at ESCP European Businessmen’s College in London, Dr. Mamdouh Salama.

The forum will host, in a dialogue session entitled "The Race of Power and Influence in the Region during the Next Decade: Gulf Countries, Iran, Turkey, Russia", four experts to explore the dynamics of interaction between the four major regional powers in the Middle East: the Gulf countries, Turkey, Iran and Russia.

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, and the former Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister, Marwan Moasher, will participate in a session entitled "Political Transformations in the Arab World in the Next Decade", and the discussion touches on political unrest in the Arab world and its future in the next 10 years, and the political dimensions To discover natural gas fields in the Mediterranean, the future of the Palestinian issue in the next 10 years, and the role of America and Iran in it.

62% of the Arabs believe in the need for religious laws

In a special questionnaire conducted by the authors of the report “The Mosque and the State: How Arabs see the next decade”, with the participation of more than 3000 people in the Arab world, it is clear that 62% of Arabs believe in the need for religious laws to maintain moral standards in Arab countries, while 61% of The Arabs say that the future would be better if governments put economic issues above any other consideration.

The "Arab Strategist" focuses on anticipating anticipated challenges and monitoring risks.