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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

01/12/2016
The Mosul liberation operation entails high risks and big challenges. According to the United Nations, a problem that Ir...
01/12/2016
After the 2011 revolution and the ouster of the Gaddafi regime, the transitional government opted to abolish the main ne...
30/11/2016
Over four decades of political wrangling and upheaval, Ali Osman Taha has shown that he is not al-Turabi’s creation. H...
29/11/2016
Aleppo has witnessed the fiercest battles between rebel groups and the regime forces, hence rendering it one of the most...
28/11/2016
The Sudanese national dialogue initiated by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government in January 2014 resulted in a...
25/11/2016
Fanack Chronicle for the Middle East and North Africa, www.fanack.com, is pleased to invite you to its MENA conference o...

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

08/11/2016
The study of Islamic art and architecture is a relatively new field in history of art, and was constructed and forged at...
06/10/2016
Ashura-Quiz tests your knowledge of this important event in Muslim history.
15/09/2016
Fanack Academy's Fall 2016 Essay Contest on Digital Security and Online Citizenship in the MENA region.
14/09/2016
Fanack Academy Essay Contest on Kurdish Issues
22/08/2016
Britons define feminism as sexual freedom and see Islam as inherently oppressive, whereas the Muslim women questioned di...
14/08/2016
Click here to test your knowledge about the Maghreb Union.

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

November 21, 2016
Sustainable water resource management in Iraq has no shortage of challenges. Some of Iraq’s water hardships, like seas...
November 21, 2016
Presently, Iraq is contending with two types of water quality issues. One is salinity, the other is the concentration of...
November 20, 2016
The two dominant rivers in Iraq are the Tigris and Euphrates. The watersheds, including their tributaries, account for 1...
November 17, 2016
Agricultural water uses in Iraq are the the vast majority among the other sectors. Municipal and industrial needs are ti...
November 16, 2016
Iraq’s extensive reservoir network is at the heart of the country’s ability to manage its available water resources....
November 15, 2016
Bilateral and tripartite meetings have taken place between Turkey, Iraq and Syria since the mid-1960s. Despite the vario...

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

13/10/2016
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the most hydrocarbon-poor countries in the Middle East, with neither significa...
30/04/2015
Turkey, while not a large supplier of energy, is a major demand centre in the MENA region and a net importer of all thre...
28/04/2015
The splintering of Syria into numerous spheres of control has had a dramatic impact on Syria’s energy sector.
07/04/2015
Iran is a massive player in global energy markets, but its present production capacity falls well short of potential. Ir...
02/04/2015
Iraq, along with neighbouring countries sits atop the world’s most prolific collection of hydrocarbon deposits, contai...
01/04/2015
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is known the world over for its great oil wealth, which plays an important role in the count...

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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