The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy studies (Derasat) continued realizing its remarkable achievements throughout 2022, aimed at enhancing its successful professional path that qualified it to score advanced ranks among regional and global think tanks. These achievements fulfilled the Center’s goals to expand regional and global partnerships; publish several books; launch the Derasat e-Library; organize discussion sessions and various events on Bahraini and regional issues; creating a new directorate for historical studies; and launching an energy and environment program within the studies and research directorate.
In an extensive poll conducted by Derasat on the upcoming elections Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa: The results of the national survey confirm the high participation rate in the electoral process and optimism about the future of the democratic process
Dr. Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat), stated that the results of the national survey conducted by the Center on the parliamentary and municipal elections, scheduled to be held on November 12, showed great popular keenness to participate in the democratic entitlement, and wide interaction to exercise the constitutional right to manage public affairs in light of full conviction of the transparency and integrity of the electoral process, and the availability of all the ingredients and procedures established. He pointed out that the Kingdom of Bahrain will witness an exceptional event that presents a successful, integrated and sustainable model for a free and responsible democratic life, and reflects the honorable civilized image of the people of Bahrain, and their keenness to protect national gains, and build on the consolidation of constitutional institutions and the rule of law.
Derasat Center launches two new books on the NATO-GCC Strategic Partnership and Naval Security Threats
In its mission to spread knowledge and awareness of strategic Arabian Gulf-related issues, the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) published two new books, “Nato and the Arabian Gulf Countries: An Analysis of the Fifteen Year Strategic Partnership”, and “Maritime Security of the Arabian Gulf States – Analysis of Current Threats, Confrontation Mechanisms, and Future Challenges”, written by Dr. Ashraf Mohammed Keshk, Director of the Strategic and International Studies Program at Derasat’s Directorate of Studies and Research.
Two research papers, jointly prepared by the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the COVID-19 pandemic’s challenges to Bahraini women, recommended accounting for women’s diverse experiences and needs, away from a unified mold shared with men.
The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International and Comparative Law Research Center in Moscow, as part of Derasat’s efforts to expand its research partnerships with various think tanks around the world. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of Derasat’s delegation’s participation in the 2022 Ecumene Global Financial Forum, which took place from 28 to 30 September.
Derasat center launches launch its “E- Library” on the Center’s official website www.Derasat.org.bh, providing the full range of its publications from books, reports, and research, to be made available to all website visitors.
The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) organized a seminar under the title of “Future Prospects of the GCC Electrical Interconnection” in cooperation with the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), on Wednesday 29th June 2022. With the participation of a group of experts and engineers of electrical utilities, policy makers in the field of electrical energy in the GCC countries, and energy researchers from Gulf research centers.
The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) hosted a discussion panel titled ‘EU-Bahrain: A Multi-Dimensional Partnership’, on Monday, 7 March 2022, to discuss further enhancing relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the European Union. The event coincides with the first anniversary of the signing of the Cooperation Arrangement between Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European External Action Service signed on 10 February 2021, which provides an institutional framework for political dialogue and cooperation in areas such as trade, research, and innovation, clean energy, and renewables.
The forum measured the aspiring economic and developmental goals and achievements in the MENA countries, especially the Arabian Gulf States, towards their ambitious environmental goals and efforts to curb pollution and climate change while preparing to withstand and benefit from the global shift to a green energy mix that focuses on renewables and alternatives.
The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT), the International Association for Energy Economies (IAEE) with its Saudi counterpart the (SAEE), and the King Abdulla Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) held a virtual press conference on Monday 7 February 2022 to discuss progress towards convening the 2nd IAEE MENA Symposium and the 5th Annual Derasat Forum on March 2-3 in the Kingdom of Bahrain.