On the 21st of February 2019, Menara will hold a closing ceremony in Rabat. The conference is organized by Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane and is divided in three sessions. During the conference, the researchers, experts and policymakers will address security issues, with a particular focus on Morocco, and the impact of jihadism in the Sahel and [...]
The MENARA project has prepared a series of five timelines with the aim of understanding past trends and events and their impact over the current regional order. The following timelines go over the most important developments in the MENA since the rise of Western influence over the region, at the turn of the 19th Century, until the latest [...]
"In the regional chaos, the GCC was looked as the last castle of stability in the region. This castle of stability was potentially a possible hope for regaining stability and maybe to help the other Arab countries. But that was the case until June 2017, that has not only turned the GCC as a dysfunctional [...]
Giordano Segneri, Policy Advisor of the United Nations (Tunisia) explains to MENARA what is the role of international organizations in responding to the economic challenges of the MENA region.
Bassam Al Kuwaiti, Managing Director of RMTeam International, explains what is the role of international civil society on responding to the Syrian refugee crisis during the MENARA Stakeholders Meeting.
The Gaza Strip has one of the highest population densities in the world, with almost 2 million people living in only 365 km2. Two-thirds of the residents are refugees - evicted from their villages and land during the 1948 war - unemployment rates are over 40%, and nearly half are below the age of 14. [...]
Israel captured West Jerusalem during the 1948 war, and illegally occupied and annexed East Jerusalem in 1967 in contravention to international law and Un resolutions. Since then, Israeli measures - including the annexation of adjacent land, forcible displacement, home demolitions, the construction of a high concrete separation Wall on occupied territories and the use of [...]
The West Bank is a land-locked area sealed off by Israel to its north, south and west; and Jordan to the East. It was entirely occupied by Israel in 1967 (including East Jerusalem), with over 200 settlements illegal built today supporting a total Jewish population of over 600.000. Israel has further annexed thousands of hectares [...]
Tarik Yousef - Director of Brookings Doha Center "International organizations are facing a major challenge in engaging with the Middle-East. The region is now engulfed in geopolitical competitions, internal clashes and a lack of consensus on what development and politics means. I can’t think of a time in the last fifteen years when so many [...]
Emanuela Menichetti, Director of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Division – Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Énergie (OME) «Is the MENA region clearly embedded in the dynamics of the global energy dynamics or is the role of the MENA countries becoming the more and more peripheral? One of the main trends is the unconventional fossil fuel revolution: [...]