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 [...]

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.  

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.    

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Turkey’s Military Presence in the Mena and its Inmediate Surroundings (2018)

This map aims to represent Turkish 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 Turkish forces are involved, individually or as members of a military coalition or international operations. The map is part of [...]

Russia’s Military Presence in the Mena and its Inmediate Surroundings (2018)

This map aims to represent Russia’s 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 Russian forces are involved, individually or as members of a military coalition or international operations. The map is part of [...]

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

This map aims to represent French 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 French forces are involved, individually or as members of a military coalition or international operations. The map is part of [...]

United Kingdom Military Presence in the MENA and its Inmediate Surroundings (2018)

  This map aims to represent UK 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 UK forces are involved, individually or as members of a military coalition or international operations. The map is part [...]

USA Military Presence in Mena and its Immediate Surroundings (2018)

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

The Middle East & North Africa: from Napoleon to Trump

  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 [...]

JERUSALEM: Evictions, settlements, and discrimination

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 [...]

West Bank: Israeli Strategy in the West Bank. Divide et Impera

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 [...]

25 years after Oslo: the diplomatic battle

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Global Refugee Crisis – Where does the Mena Region Stand?

Today 68,5 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of conflict, persecution, violence, or human rights violations. Where does the Mena region stand? Watch our infographic!

Qatar Boycott – One year after

On June 5, 2017,  Saudi Arabia and its allies Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced almost simultaneously that they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar. One year after the start of the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, who is the winner? Watch our infographic!

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One Region, Many Definitions