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A Survey Reveals How the Pandemic Has Hurt MENA Research

Gail Buttorff, Marwa Shalaby, Nermin Allam | 23 Sep 2020

A survey of scholars done in the late spring and early summer that included researchers who study the MENA region showed the pandemic’s adverse effects and the occasional beneficial ones on research, the authors of the survey say.

Conflict Coronavirus Politics Research

Despite Controversy, Emirati-Israeli Research Cooperation Has Kicked Off

Melanie Swan | 20 Sep 2020

The decision to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel angered many in the Arab region. Still, some see it as an opportunity to support research.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

Arabic Comics Reach a Wider Audience Through Digital Projects

M. Lynx Qualey | 14 Aug 2020

Comics and graphic novels by Arabs gain greater exposure as digital publishers promote the work of talented young artists and authors.

Administration Data & Surveys Development Politics Research Science

Land of No Rain: How Jordan Is Facing a Parched Future

Ursula Lindsey | 06 Aug 2020

With limited rainfall and aquifers already over pumped, the kingdom is running out of water. Researchers are tackling some aspects of the problem, but hard choices still lie ahead.

Academic Freedom Conflict Human Rights Politics Violence

Iraqi Researcher’s Assassination Stirs Fears of Renewed Violence Against Academics

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 12 Jul 2020

Husham Al-Hashimi, an expert on ISIS and a critic of foreign-backed militias in Iraq, was gunned down by unknown assassins in a Baghdad street this week.

Gender Human Rights Minorities Politics

African-Iraqis Also Need the Black Lives Matter Movement

Saad Salloum | 30 Jun 2020

As the global movement against racism grows, it’s time for the Arab world to look at similar racial discrimination in its midst.

Finances Politics Research

The Middle East’s Only High-Energy Physics Lab Faces a New Test: Surviving Covid-19

Éanna Kelly | 23 Jun 2020

Sesame, the region’s only synchrotron, is well versed in upheaval. But the pandemic promises more pressure on the project’s shoestring budget.

Politics Research

Covid-19 and Money Trouble Create Hurdles for a Mediterranean Research Project

Nicholas Wallace | 16 Jun 2020

Despite delays, a $580 million research partnership between European, North African and Middle Eastern countries hopes for additional funding from the European Union’s next big innovation framework.

Curriculum Education Reform Policy Politics

Why Tunisia’s Once Superior Education System Needs to Reform Again

Safwan M. Masri | 27 Apr 2020

A long tradition of progressive reform prepared the country for independence in 1957. But now its universities are seen as “factories of unemployment.”

Finances Politics Salaries Students

Many Master’s Degree Students in Gaza Are Forced to Drop Out

Asma' Jawabreh | 26 Mar 2020

The Gaza Strip’s economic crisis, worsened by political infighting and unpaid salaries, leaves many students unable to pay tuition. The Coronavirus pandemic will only make the situation worse.




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