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Arab Researcher Survey Conflict Finances Research

An Iraqi Researcher’s Situation Spotlights the Need for Investment in Research

Benjamin Plackett | 02 Dec 2019

A researcher in Iraq risks the quality of his geological samples when he ships them to Italy for analysis.

Arab Researcher Survey Conflict Finances Profiles Research

For a Yemeni Researcher, Emigration Is the Only Opportunity

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 02 Dec 2019

A Yemeni researcher wanted to return to her country to do plant research that could help human health. But the war there made research impossible.

Arab Researcher Survey Data & Surveys Finances Research

Brain Drain Can Be Reversed, One Lebanese Physician Says

Benjamin Plackett | 02 Dec 2019

Most researchers in Arab countries say they want to leave, but one academic administrator has developed a strategy for bringing those who have left back.

Language Research Social Sciences Technology & Online Learning

Emoji Don’t Stifle Communication, They Encourage It

Marc Owen Jones | 19 Nov 2019

The use of emoji is on the rise in the Arab region, as well as everywhere else. But that’s no cause for moral panic, a scholar of digital humanities argues.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Minorities Research

Qataris Call for Safeguarding a Heritage That’s Slipping Away

Eman Kamel | 15 Nov 2019

Native citizens are a minority in the rapidly changing and modernizing Gulf country. A panel in Doha discussed how to preserve their “intangible cultural heritage.”

Development Research

Scholar Traces the Rise of Nongovernmental Organizations in Iraq

Edward Fox | 11 Nov 2019

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.

Data & Surveys Research Science

As Lebanon’s Forests Burn, Researchers Seek Solutions

Benjamin Plackett | 04 Nov 2019

Lebanon’s forest fires are started by humans and getting worse due to climate change. A solution requires more information and political effort, researchers say.

Development Publishing Research Science Social Sciences

Iraqi Scholars Learn to Find Their Voice in Academic Publishing

Edward Fox | 24 Oct 2019

Workshops in Iraq help scholars in the social sciences and humanities learn how to write for international, English-language academic journals.

Academic Freedom Critical Thinking Libraries Research Science

Qatar National Library Sparks Young People’s Curiosity About Science

Eman Kamel | 23 Oct 2019

In a regular forum, the library gives Qataris a chance to meet world-class researchers face-to-face and have informal discussions that motivate youth to explore science in depth.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

Why Did People Die? Unreliable Data Affect Research in Many Arab Countries

Benjamin Plackett | 21 Oct 2019

Two new studies question the accuracy of death certificates in the Middle East, an issue that creates difficulties for researchers and policymakers who want to improve public-health efforts.




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