Derasat Programs
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    StrategicReports

    In May 2015, the Russian government removed political and legal barriers to the sale of the S-300 missile system to Iran, paving the way for a commercial agreement and subsequent delivery. This highly controversial decision led to extensive commentary from many different stakeholders, including the governments of the US, Israel, Iran, and the Gulf Cooperation

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    EconomicsReports

    Beyond posing an existential threat to the European project, the Greek debt crisis has turned into a public-relations disaster for the process of European integration. However, as they gradually increase the ties between their own economies, the onlooking Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries must be careful not to dismiss the project completely, as numerous elements

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    EnergyReports

    Bahrain currently produces all of it electricity from fossil fuel sources: around 85% of electricity is produced from natural gas, and 15% is produced from oil, with five power stations being used (Figure 1). Electricity demand has almost doubled in the past decade, reaching 13,350 GW/hour in 2013, and it is continuing to grow rapidly.

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    EconomicsReports

    A quarterly publication that provides an overview of the current state of the Bahraini economy and analyzes it. In the “Policy Focus” section, the report analyzes an important current issue faced by policymakers and provides recommendations.

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    EconomicsStudies

    The GCC countries today face various challenges, of which arguably the most important is the security threats stemming from regional rivalries and the Arab Spring. In fact, most of these challenges are either fundamentally economic in nature, or they can be addressed economically, even those that superficially lack an economic dimension. For example, the Middle

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Interesting Stats
  • 17.5%

    Increase in the value of the Bahraini Dinar in February 2015 compared to February

  • 3.8%

    Bahrain’s unemployment rate during December 2014

  • 5.1%

    Bahrain’s annual GDP growth during the third quarter of 2014

In The Media
  • "Bahrain’s leading research institution that contributes to organizing key dialogues"

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    His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa
    Deputy Prime Minister