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Fanack Chronicle | Latest Publications

24/02/2017
Controversy continued to follow Hassoun when he issued a fatwa (religious ruling) on SANA, Syrian state-owned television...
23/02/2017
The meeting’s final statement paved the way for the Geneva talks in late February 2017, between the political oppositi...
22/02/2017
Migrants in detained centres suffer from widespread malnutrition, forced labour, illness, beatings, sexual abuse, tortur...
21/02/2017
Morocco is still without a government. The reason is that formation of a coalition is much more difficult than expected ...
20/02/2017
Egypt has seen a number of notorious blasphemy cases over the past years under Article 98 of the Penal Code, known as th...
16/02/2017
The present-day media environment in the UAE counts numerous local Emirati media outlets and major international news pr...

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

12/01/2017
This Essay explores the concept, implementation, risks and benfits of Net Neutrality through the use of VPNs in the Arab...
12/01/2017
An exploration of the public opinions scrutiny surrounding mass surveillance of digital content and internet censorship ...
21/12/2016
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15/12/2016
This research paper aims to contribute to the currently limited academic understanding of the factors that keep unauthor...
14/12/2016
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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...

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

December 21, 2016
The Islamic Republic of Iran covers a total area of 1.75 million km2 and is bordered by Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Caspian...
December 21, 2016
The total long-term annual renewable water resources are estimated at 120BCM, of which about 78BCM go to surface run-off...
December 21, 2016
In the year to date, the total agricultural, municipal and industrial water withdrawal has been about 100BCM, of which 4...
December 21, 2016
Dams have always played an important role in harnessing precious Iranian water reserves, and the long-term objective of ...
December 20, 2016
According to Iran’s water legislation, three ministries are directly responsible for water resources assessment and de...
December 20, 2016
Internal renewable water resources are estimated at 92BCM, with another 13CM coming in from transboundary resources. Su...

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

31/01/2017
The UAE has the world’s seventh-largest proven crude oil reserves and is one of the world’s wealthiest countries per...
16/01/2017
With 10 per cent of the world’s oil reserves, Iran has the fourth largest oil reserves after Saudi Arabia, Venezuela a...
13/10/2016
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the most hydrocarbon-poor countries in the Middle East, with neither significa...
07/09/2015
In June 2015, Jordan launched the Shams Maan Solar Photovoltaic Project, which officials say is the largest solar energy...
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.

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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