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Fanack is an independent organization financed by institutions and individuals who share its belief in the importance of publishing and disseminating reliable, unbiased information on the Middle-East and North-Africa region.

Fanack Chronicle | Latest Publications

In Morocco, the issue of human rights has found its way onto the parliamentary agenda and is being debated by the govern...
Egypt is working hard to clamp down on the black market, in an attempt to contain its dollar crisis. Since the revolutio...
A court in Bahrain dissolved the main Shia opposition party al-Wefaq in July 2016. The problem is a straightforward one:...
While there remain more questions than answers about one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist leaders, it is perhap...
Fanack provides an overview of Sudan's geography, including its state borders, local climate, and natural resources.
Tunisia has come a long way since Ben Ali’s repressive rule, but it still has a long way to go to become a country whe...

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 Academy | Latest Publications

Britons define feminism as sexual freedom and see Islam as inherently oppressive, whereas the Muslim women questioned di...
Click here to test your knowledge about the Maghreb Union.
Since 2003, there has been a surge of militias on the ground. How well do you know these militias?
Discover your knowledge about the Arab Spring by doing this quiz!
Syria has a rich history and culture. Discover your general knowledge about it by taking this quiz!
Test your knowledge on Egyptian History and Culture by taking this quiz.

The Academy Project

Fanack Academy

Fanack Academy is a new platform that bridges together people and organizations interested in some of the most salient issues in the Middle East today. It provides a platform for collaboration and publication.

Fanack Water | Latest Publications

May 18, 2016
To mitigate water scarcity, the countries of the MENA region have substantially increased their investment and particip...
January 5, 2016
Resolving the current situation requires a comprehensive and broad-sighted approach that addresses the imminent humanita...
December 29, 2015
Gaza's water crisis affects every one of the territory's 1.76 million inhabitants. The heavy pollution of water resource...
December 23, 2015
Developed in consultation with the Syrian government, the Assi scheme aims to develop water resources in the basin for i...
December 15, 2015
The political climate in the Middle East makes it impossible to discuss water without addressing the political contexts ...
December 10, 2015
Internationally, a water availability below 1,000 m3 per person per year is defined as water scarcity, while below 500 m...

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

Fanack Energy | Latest Publications

Natural gas transit and export capacity in Turkey is of significant interest to global energy demand and supply, given T...
Fossil fuel and hydroelectricity generation accounts for nearly all of Turkey’s electricity generation capacity (56.1 ...
After Israel, Turkey is the only member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the MENA ...
Turkey may not be a significant supply centre but it is a significant oil and gas demand centre in the MENA region, maki...
Turkey, while not a large supplier of energy, is a major demand centre in the MENA region and a net importer of all thre...
The oilfields of north-eastern Syria may well remain in the hands of the Syrian Kurds, with some degree of connection to...

The Energy Project

Energy Website

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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