Arab Strategic Report
is considered the first regular annual report published by the center since 1985. The report aims at forming a new model for strategic thinking, suitable for tackling issues of the Arab world, and the formerly labeled Third World. The report seeks the creation of an Arab perspective for strategic studies based on the basic principles set by the center.
Ever since the release of the report in 1985, it has followed a syllabus that pairs the analysis of major developments of the year with presenting the largest amount of information.
Starting in 1997, the report has given more priority to analyzing and evaluating basic developments of the year from Arab interests' perspective, and visualizing future horizons, which in turn creates the grounds for arguments and debates of an academic level in political and intellectual circles. The report is divided into three main sections:
1. The International and regional system
2. The Arab regional system
3. The Arab Republic of Egypt.Editor-in-chief:
Dr. Hassan Abou Taleb (2001- )
Dr. Wahid Abdel Meguid
Dr. Mohamed al Sayed Said
Dr. Osama al Ghazali Harb
Mr. Sayed YassinThe Report of Strategic Economic Trends
comes as a reflection of the extreme importance of economy as a decisive component, since the end of the World War II, in the modern collective strength of any country compared to the other world countries. The report presents analytical studies of issues which affect the future of the international, Arab, and Egyptian economies and emphasizes the technological dimensions of the economic development in Egypt and the Arab world. The report also highlights various viewpoints about Egyptian, Arab, and international economic developments. Those views reflect the intellectual variousness of the Arab research community. Finally, the report is strictly committed to subjective analyses which are based on previously verified information.Editor in chief: Mr. Ahmed el Sayed al NaggarState of Religion Report
presents a comprehensive view of Religions in Egypt, examining their various institutional structures, codes of beliefs, interactions, and the role of religion as a behavioral determinant.
This analysis attempts to remove the misconceptions that have dominated the religious sphere in Egypt since the 1970s. This problem, of misconceptions, has led to a certain degree of sectarian tension, and even violence, and thus jeopardized the foundations of National Integration that had persisted since the Egyptian National Revolution of 1919.
The Report highlights both the historical background and the present status of Islamic and Christian institutions, religious symbols, religious trends and movements, on both the perceptual and the behavioral levels. In doing so, it attempts to shed light on the general rules and patterns of religious life in Egypt.
In addition to this macro-level analysis, the State of Religion Report introduces a micro-level analysis, focusing on religious institutional developments, interactions and symbols.
To achieve the utmost objectivity, the report adopts a double-level methodology; first, the informative level: which strictly surveys the relevant news, rhetoric, statistics, and laws. Second, the analytic level: which surveys the different opinions concerning the subject matter.Editor-in-Chief: Mr. Nabil Abdel Fattah