The ( ICHRAPS ) is envisaged as one which plays a proactive role in the Arab region, not confining its work to scholarly research but translating it practically into various activities and initiatives. In effect, it would not merely function as a "think tank", but would also produce analyses, outreach papers for the general public
and public opinion makers, plans of action and Arab working proposals. To cite some examples, the ( ICHRAPS ) will launch research programs in the form of ad hoc specialized projects which would culminate with the publication of their conclusions, as well as an annual Arab public opinion program.
In addition to research and studies, the ( ICHRAPS ) will publish case analyses, policy analyses, working papers and reports. The Counsil will form a network of researchers from the Arab world and beyond, who are concerned with problems which beset the Arab world, and who seek to promote freedom and justice in Arab societies and to liberate Arab men and women from all forms of internal and external domination and control.
The ( ICHRAPS ) will also provide research training for graduates of Qatari universities by means of an internship program. The training will include scientific research, research paper writing, and the writing of "position papers" which target decision-makers in the various institutions where they work.
The ( ICHRAPS ) aspires to achieve a
set of general inter-related objectives
Studying geostrategic, political and
socio-economic issues affecting the
Arab region and the Middle East.
Operating in a dual capacity as both a scholarly ( ICHRAPS ) that conducts academic research on the one hand, and on the other, as a consultancy service that issues policy recommendations related to strategic, socio-economic, educational and cultural policies to the general public and whoever wishes to benefit from its services.
Contributing to the realization of an imagined Arab community who shares a common agenda that is based on a joint Arab interest, Arab national security, and Arab economy. By diagnosing and analyzing the situation at hand and issuing recommendations to the concerned parties, the Counsil strives to raise official and public awareness about this agenda.