We provide thought leadership on key debates and issues

Impactful source of analysis and thought leadership

The Research and Analysis Department contributes to domestic and international debates on issues relevant to the UAE’s foreign policy and diplomacy.

The department acts as an impactful source of thought leadership for the UAE and the region, and helps build trainee diplomats’ research and analytical skills.

Research Programmes

The department produces a wide variety of research with a focus on the following themes:

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Publications and Multimedia

The Research and Analysis Department offers a wide range of research and research papers.

The Department contributes to local and international discussions on key issues related to the UAE's foreign policy and diplomacy.

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AGDA Insights are policy briefs that seek to address issues relevant to UAE foreign policy that will be of interest to diplomats and foreign-policy experts in the UAE and worldwide, providing analysis and, in some cases, policy options/recommendations.

Working Papers

AGDA Working Papers are academic papers that focus on topics relevant to UAE foreign policy and diplomatic practice, offering a more in-depth look than AGDA Insights and catering to a more specialist reader, whether within or outside the government.


AGDA Reflections are short comments written by leading diplomats and innovative thinkers that provide a forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas on the changing world of diplomacy and global affairs, and how these changes relate to the UAE and the development of effective diplomats.

Distinguished Diplomats' Interviews

AGDA Distinguished Diplomats Interviews are a series of video interviews in which renowned diplomats and other international affairs practitioners share their views and experience with regard to the changing nature of diplomacy.

Roundtables & workshops

We organise roundtable discussions as well as more in-depth workshops for subject matter experts and interested stakeholders, with participants from government, academia, the private sector and international organisations.

Advisory Services

We provide advisory services to external stakeholders on issues that relate to the AGDA’s research programmes.

Diplomatic Capacity Building

The department contributes to the development of AGDA students’ research and analytical capabilities through supervising MA theses and engaging students in ongoing research.

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For more enquiries, please contact us on: research@eda.ac.ae

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