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Fanack Chronicle | Latest Publications

24/04/2017
The Palestinian media environment is not conducive to freedom of expression. It is dominated by partisan reporting and u...
21/04/2017
On 10 April 2017, parliamentary speaker Ali Abdel-Aal referred the deal to the parliament’s legislative and constituti...
20/04/2017
The constitutional changes, most of which will come into effect after the next elections in 2019, give him vastly expand...
19/04/2017
With the lifting of American sanctions, Sudan will, for the first time since the 1990s, be able to trade with the US, al...
18/04/2017
In her poem, Tatour praises the Palestinian resistance against Israel. She does not live in the West Bank or the Gaza St...
14/04/2017
With the lives of some 30,000-40,000 people lost in the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militants since 1984, it is ...

The Chronicle Project

The Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa provides comprehensive, balanced and thoroughly researched information in Arabic and English about history, politics, economic development and social issues in 21 Middle East and North African countries.

The Chronicle’s Country Files follow a set structure and provide readers with everything from basic facts and figures and background on ethnic and religious groups in a specific country to Special Reports on topics such as the Iran-Iraq War, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and nuclear programmes in the Middle East.

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Fanack Water | Latest Publications

April 3, 2017
For many years, negotiations between Turkey and Syria over the Orontes or Asi River were linked to issues concerning th...
April 3, 2017
The length of the river is open to discussion. Depending on the source consulted, this ranges from 248km to 556km. Rainf...
April 3, 2017
The annual amount of water used in Syria is about 15BCM. This comes from the Euphrates (50 per cent) and the Asi River b...
April 3, 2017
In all three riparian countries, the river is used mainly for irrigation, domestic water supply and hydropower. The Asi ...
April 3, 2017
Turkey-Syria Relations were affected throughout the Cold War era and into the 1990s. The water issue became a foreign re...
April 3, 2017
The foundation stone of the dam was laid on 6 February 2011. On completion, the dam is expected to be 22.50 m high, with...

The Water Project

Fanack Water

Fanack Water provides accessible, well-researched information on the state of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through peer-reviewed country files and special reports, as well as interviews and opinion pieces on latest developments in the water sector of each MENA country.
Country Files make the complex issue of water resources in the MENA region accessible to a wide readership. These files are enriched with visualised data on surface and groundwater, water quality, and water use, as well as the analysis of efforts to improve water management and governance systems.
Special Reports focus on specific political issues, projects and technologies regarding the water resources in the MENA region. Similar to the country files, the special reports also include visualised data on the topic of the report.
Interviews and Opinions address the water issues in the MENA region through interviews with experts and short opinion pieces on the latest developments. Contributions to this section are kindly invited.

Fanack Energy | Latest Publications

12/04/2017
A (founding) member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Kuwait has one of the largest per c...
10/04/2017
Maps of the energy sector in Kuwait.
15/03/2017
Bahrain also has the smallest hydrocarbon resources in the Gulf region, but oil and gas nevertheless play an important, ...
31/01/2017
The UAE has the world’s seventh-largest proven crude oil reserves and is one of the world’s wealthiest countries per...
16/01/2017
With 10 per cent of the world’s oil reserves, Iran has the fourth largest oil reserves after Saudi Arabia, Venezuela a...
13/10/2016
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the most hydrocarbon-poor countries in the Middle East, with neither significa...

The Energy Project

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Besides the Chronicle and Water, Fanack has also launched Fanack Energy, a website dedicated to energy issues, from the effect of US shale on Saudi oil production to the Iranian nuclear programme; Islamic Finance, which outlines the principles and development of this financial system; and the Quiz, an interactive website where anyone can test their knowledge of the region.

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