Infographics

The MENA NWFZ: 44 Years Old Dream… Postponed Again

The creation of a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (WMDFZ) was first proposed by the Shah of Iran in 1974, but since then the idea has not achieved yet significant results. In 1995 and with the endorsement of the NPT, the UN discussed a proposal for “the establishment of an effectively verifiable [...]

April 15th, 2019|Infographics|

Regionalism and Beyond: Mapping Regional and International Organizations in the MENA

This diagram aim to represent the main regional and international organizations that operate in the MENA region.  

April 15th, 2019|Infographics|

The Regional Dimension of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

This is a conceptual diagram that aims to dissect the main repercussions of the Arab-Israeli conflict and how it affects several other conflicts, such as the War on Syria, Southern Lebanon or the Refugee crisis.    

April 15th, 2019|Infographics|

A Class of their Own: the US and Saudi Overreaching Military Expenditure

In this infographic, we make an analysis of both the World’s and the regional military expenditure between 2011 (the aftermath of the Arab Spring) and 2014 (most recent available data). The main conclusions are that MENA —along with East Asia— is one of the most militarized regions in the world, proving its position as a [...]

April 15th, 2019|Infographics|

Main Destination for Syrian Refugees

This map depicts the Syrian refugee crisis in numbers, and the impact that it has on its neighbouring countries, such as Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan. Key figures on the host countries are also included, including a reference to the geographical distribution of the refugees in the hosting country.

April 15th, 2019|Infographics|

Militarization in the Mena Region

Small countries tend to poses smaller armies. But Israel has three times more soldiers per thousand inhabitants than Saudi Arabia, and almost doubles Jordan in relative terms. At the same time, Gulf countries spend significantly more on their military than the rest. More soldiers. More money. How the region’s countries compare in terms of relative [...]

April 15th, 2019|Infographics|

Fact-Finding Missions in a Nuthshell

One year, 269 Interviews, 29 countries. With this infographic you will learn more about the specifics of this remarkable effort, conducted by the project’s partners, to capture the regional perspectives on the EU’s role in the MENA region.

April 15th, 2019|Infographics, News|

Gaza Strip: the Long-Standing Israeli Policy of Isolation, Separation and Siege of Gaza

The following map depicts the main access points to the Gaza Strip, the narrow territory where 2 million people (mostly refugees and young people) live in only 365 km2. Gaza’s residents have been increasingly isolated from the rest of the Palestinian territories and under direct Israeli military occupation from 1967 to 2005. Because of this [...]

April 15th, 2019|Infographics, News|

Arms Trade in the Mena: Who Are the Main Clients of the Great Powers?

The MENA region is said to be one of the biggest arms markets in the world. Regional conflicts and domestic security concerns allegedly justify the need for importing new military equipment. But weapons purchases are also a way of building – or diversifying – alliances with world powers, thus positioning oneself in accordance to or [...]

April 15th, 2019|Infographics, News|

UAE Military Presence in the Mena and its Inmediate Surroundings (2018)

This map aims to represent the Emirati military presence in the MENA region, depicting its key overseas facilities (military bases) in the Middle East and Northern Africa, as well as the top operations in which the UAE forces are involved, individually or as members of a military coalition or international operations. The map is part [...]

April 15th, 2019|Infographics|