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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

The sluggish and lukewarm response from the international community to the attempted coup, and the salvo of criticism th...
The IS’ new format is a lose network of disparate groups whose only affiliation is the need for a strong brand name. H...
The Chronicle has dedicated a new country file to the Republic of the Sudan, which was thusfar lacking in the collection...
A military coup attempt in Turkey on Friday 15 July failed, but the future of the country’s democracy, and survival as...
Due to the loss of consensus since 2011, the Tunisian party Ennahda set up a new political strategy. Ennahda's electoral...
The rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Israel became public at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington in Jun...

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

The graphic identifies the most important characteristics of the Gulf region, including a timeline with the most importa...
The intention of this paper is to pin-point how anti-imperialism, in Iran, from a hegemonic ideology among the opponents...
A graphic highlighting key facts and a historical timeline regarding Coptic Christians in Egypt
The graphic identifies the most important characteristics of the Maghreb region. It provides a timeline with the most im...
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This essay aims to reflect upon the historical events leading up to the creation of the program and how this has shaped ...

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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