Future for Advanced Research and Studies
The Future center for Advanced Researches and Studies is an independent think tank established in 2013 and based on Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Center seeks to enrich public dialogue, support decision making, enhance academic researches concerned with the future. Clearly, Future trends have become a serious problem for the region, because of current instability and inability to predict developments. The overarching goal is to help in averting “future shocks” as possible.
The Last Option
Impact of the Battle for Idlib on the Syrian Conflict
Idlib has been the delayed battle in the Syrian conflict throughout its various stages, but this seems to be coming to an end.
Baghdad’s Options Amid the Iranian-US Escalation
The current Iraqi crisis reflects the security developments in the region, particularly amid the US-Iranian showdown.
From Inside Venezuela
Potential Scenarios of the Ongoing Crisis
Future for Advanced Research and Studies held a round-table discussion on Thursday, January 31 to discuss developments in Venezuela.
Why is Iran Interested in the Venezuelan Crisis?
Iran is following closely and carefully the developments of the political crisis in Venezuela.
Why Does Al-Shabab Attack Kenya?
This terrorist attack cannot be divorced from al-Qaeda’s attempts to assert its control and entrench its influence in Somalia and Kenya
How Iran Is Reacting to the Warsaw Summit
Iran has also begun to take preemptive moves both to send messages to the international powers involved.
Why Iran is Cozying up to Taliban?
Iran is currently making unremitting efforts to further its relations with the Afghan Taliban
A Reflecting Mirror
How Does the “Past” Still Influence Middle East Dynamics?
Remnants of the past have become one of the drivers of the region’s interactions in 2019.
Reasons Behind Appointing Sadeq Larijani to Head the Expediency Council
The regime is trying, through Larijani's appointment, to send a defiant message that Tehran is determined to press forward.
Why Did India Exempt the Iranian Oil Payments from Taxes?
India is making strenuous efforts to expand its economic relations with Iran, following the actions taken by Washington.
How Iran Dealt with Recent Developments in Manbij
Iran quickly supported the advance of the Syrian regular forces towards the Kurdish militias-controlled town of Manbij on 28 December.
Is the IRGC’s Military Doctrine Undergoing Real Change?
There is a relative change in the nature of the functional role of the IRGC not in its general military doctrine due to various factors
Will ISIS Employ New Terrorist Tactics?
The coming period may witness new patterns of terrorist attacks, carried out by ISIS or its sub-groups and sleeper cells.
How Will Turkey Exploit its Economic Presence in Northern Syria?
Turkey has recently stepped up its economic presence in the cities of northern Syria, including Al-Bab, Jarablus, and Azaz among others
Limits of Rapprochement
Is Iran Betting on Turkey to Confront the US Sanctions?
Iran has shown a particular interest in improving its bilateral relations with Turkey, mainly at the economic level.
The Tunnel Tension
Potential Trajectories of Escalation Between Israel and Hezbollah
Israel's Operation Northern Shield to dismantle the tunnels discovered on Lebanese border mark a shift in confronting Hezbollah.
Re-producing the Houthis in Yemen Under the Auspices of the UN
The agreement reached in Sweden is a partial one addressing the fallout from the Yemeni war, chiefly the humanitarian crisis.
Implications of Building A Unified European Army on Regional Security
The most important global impact if a European army is to be created, is the ensuing balance of power and multi-polarity.
Reasons Behind the Growing Controversy Over Money Laundering in Iran
US sanctions have played a role in triggering political crises whose effects appear to linger over Rouhani's term in office.