Our Philosophy

Our philosophy rests on four pillars:

Recognizing the Complexities of Successful Communication:

We see effective communication as a complex arena in which a broad tool box of strategies are required that can create neutral forums bringing together influential thinkers for free, open dialogue encouraging critical reflection of today’s challenges and opportunities for peace and security.

Recognizing the Importance of Research and Analysis:

We believe that by supporting independent, innovative research, we can help bridge the gap between research and policy practice: driving policy decision making that is relevant and effective. Research based on analytical research should continually foster new ideas thereby exposing the plethora of differing perspectives and challenging the decision-making process.

Recognizing the Value of Sharing Knowledge and Understanding:

We consider the nurturing of networks of knowledgeable and committed individuals, corporate entities, governments, international and regional organizations and civil society groups as crucial to building shared vision. We see this as being achieved not just through publishing and disseminating knowledge and information but by holding conferences and other diverse forums that can encourage the sharing and dissemination of knowledge and voicing of constructive opinions.

Recognizing the Value of Encouraging Best Practice:

We consider our greatest asset to be our people and are dedicated to developing a cadre of articulate and scholarly individuals in Bahrain with high standards of integrity and capacity to meet international standards of best practice in all fields within the scope of our organization.

We share the following values:


We act with honesty and integrity. We employ the highest ethical standards, and demonstrate fairness in every action.


We seek to achieve the highest standards in everything we do and are committed to delivering high quality studies, analyses, and events.


We support each other’s efforts, are loyal to one another, and care for each other both personally and professionally. We form effective teams both within Derasat and with external partners.


We share information throughout the organization and team members are encouraged to openly share their opinions and views.


We empower our talented people to take the initiative to do what’s right, and promote independent thinking.

Accountability & Responsibility

We protect sensitive information and take responsibility for our performance in all of our decisions and actions.

Continuous Improvement

We continually seek to find better ways of delivering value to our stakeholders and seek to continually improve our processes. We anticipate change and capitalize on opportunities.