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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

“Human rights in Turkey are in peril,” said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Centra...
Nearly 14 years since the outbreak of the bloody conflict in Sudan’s western Darfur region, which has claimed the live...
Esra’a Al-Shafei envisions a society that celebrates diversity of people and ideas, and where "equality, freedom of re...
The ancient and strategic city of Palmyra fell to Islamic State (IS) in May 2015. Ten months later, on 27 March 2016, th...
What is the state of security today in Morocco? An initial answer would be that the country is still vulnerable for a nu...
Human rights organizations all agree that the country still lags behind in its compliance with international treaties an...

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

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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

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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