Thousands of civil-society organizations sprang up after 2003, during Iraq’s postwar reconstruction. The historian Mehiyar Kathem is exploring how they evolved to represent political interests.
The institution’s new Human Capital Index indicates that many of the region’s youth face significant barriers in pursuing their full potential, but economists say it’s a more complicated than a single metric.
With universities closed in Lebanon, some professors are conducting “teach ins” and moderating discussions on the street. For one such effort, a professor of economics discusses his goals.
Workshops in Iraq help scholars in the social sciences and humanities learn how to write for international, English-language academic journals.
In two new reports, the Arab Barometer finds gradually shifting attitudes on women’s place in society and broad disillusionment among young people.
Many of the countries facing the highest levels of water stress are located in the Middle East and North Africa, a research group’s latest analysis shows.
Projects meant to enrich Baghdad as a capital of Arab culture were left unfinished or never even started, a journalist’s investigation found.
Many Egyptian agricultural researchers are reluctant to conduct experiments due to the lack of biosafety standards at laboratories.
A new report that was the combined effort of Cambridge University’s education faculty and exiled Syrian academics recommends outsiders engage more with Syrian academics and universities.