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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

Seen from both a national and international perspective, the election results confirm Morocco’s image as a country tha...
The Qatari poet Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami, a third-year literature student at Cairo University, was arrested on 16 ...
Since 2013, the Turkish miracle has been fading. The massive ‘Gezi Park’ protests in the summer of that year resulte...
Yaalon (1950) was born into a working-class family affiliated with the Labour Party, and grew up on a left-leaning settl...
At the start of the protests, Ghonim was detained for 11 days. After his release, he appeared on television and addresse...
In less than six years, the country has been thrown back decennia, with possibly another Saleh era to come, along with a...

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

Ashura-Quiz tests your knowledge of this important event in Muslim history.
Fanack Academy's Fall 2016 Essay Contest on Digital Security and Online Citizenship in the MENA region.
Fanack Academy Essay Contest on Kurdish Issues
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?

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

October 20, 2016
All in all Turkey’s climate is defined as semi-arid, whereas nine types of climate are observed mediterranean climate,...
October 19, 2016
Uncontrolled use of groundwater resources in the regions with insufficient amount of surface water (rivers and lakes) st...
October 19, 2016
The Euphrates-Tigris basin is among the most important river basins in Turkey and in the Middle East. The average annual...
October 19, 2016
The discussions about the creation of a ministry related to the water resources have continued for a long time and took ...
October 19, 2016
Between 1950 and 1965, open irrigation canals were constructed in Turkey. Irrigation systems with canalettes have been i...
October 19, 2016
The total usable water potential of Turkey is 112 Billion m3 of which 98 Billion m3 is surface water and 14 Billion m3 i...

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

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the most hydrocarbon-poor countries in the Middle East, with neither significa...
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 splintering of Syria into numerous spheres of control has had a dramatic impact on Syria’s energy sector.
Iran is a massive player in global energy markets, but its present production capacity falls well short of potential. Ir...
Iraq, along with neighbouring countries sits atop the world’s most prolific collection of hydrocarbon deposits, contai...
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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