|ACPSS - Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies|
Director: Diaa Rashwan
EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Hanaa Ebeid
The ACPSS was created in 1968 as an independent research unit for the multidisciplinary study of regional and international issues, as well as Egyptian strategic, political, economic and social affairs.
The ACPSS tries to co-operate with different organisations and research institutions in the world, through the exchange of publications and information on topics of mutual interests. In addition, the Centre receives a number of visitors from abroad, including academic staff, prominent scholars, representatives of press and publishing agencies and the media, as well as members of diplomatic missions in Cairo.
ACPSS studies. The research carried out in the Institute focus mainly on issues of international politics which have a bearing on the Middle East in general, and the Arab-Israeli conflict in particular. The research is organised in program units and the audience envisaged are political leaders, policy makers, legislators, political organisations, political parties, national government, international community, military, policy analysts and researchers, academia, media and journalists, and the general public.
The Centre publishes three different monthly series of papers, both in Arabic and English, on various issues related to its areas of research:Israeli Digest Al-Ahram Strategic File, Strategic Papers, and the Strategic ReadingsThe ACPSS is also responsible for the publication each year of The Arab Strategic Report, a report issued by the ACPSS since 1985 that is considered a qualitative breakthrough in the academic activities of the Centre, and a turning point in Arab strategic thinking.
The Centre has published various books in 1996, among them The Limits of Power: The Use of Israeli Nuclear Weapons by Mohammed Abdel Salam; The Political Role of Interest Groups in Egypt, by Amany Kandeel; The Technological Revolution by Mohammed El Sayed Said.
Another initiative was the publishing of and a comprehensive report on religious Israel, where the roots of the continuing misconceptions on the religious sphere in Egypt since the 1970s are assessed.
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