The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) recently published volume 10 of its refereed, semi-annual eponymous journal ‘Derasat’, containing analyses highlighting the most important Gulf-related, regional, and global issues.
The importance of planning for potential security crises in the region is important so that situations can be detected early and to ensure a rapid response. Dr. Ashraf Keshk discusses the strategic value of crisis management planning and of the need to prepare for eventualities ahead of time.
In a recent newspaper article, Dr. Ashraf Keshk discusses Bahrain’s latest move to join the US-led Alliance to protect Maritime Corridors in the region and looks at the likely activities and impacts of the Gulf States role in the alliance.
In a recent interview with Al Watan, Ghada Abdulla explains why Bahrain will be resilient in face of any potential global recession.
‘Women in Information Technology (IT)’ is the subject of a recent study by Dr. Fatima Alsebaie that sheds light on how women are represented in the field of IT in Bahrain, and which looks at factors that may be preventing an equal representation.
Following the recent attacks on Saudi oil installations, is there a role for NATO? Dr. Ashraf Keshk looks into the policies framing how NATO might get involved in regional crises.
How do EU and US perspectives converge and diverge with regards to Iranian threats? Dr. Ashraf Keshk delves into the complexities of current agreements and alliances between the US and EU states and their impact on policies towards Iran.
Analysts are concerned that the US economy is heading toward a recession. In a recent article in Al Arabiya, Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli suggests that Saudi policymakers should prepare for the fallout by continuing to diversify the economy away from oil, while building links to ensure good relations with the next US administration, regardless of political party.
An Economic study that looks into how Bahrain can move closer to becoming a knowledge based economy through lessons learned from the Finnish experience in educational reform.
In the last five years especially, the government of Saudi Arabia has taken substantive steps to get women into the workforce. Dr. Omar Al Ubaydli notes that ‘the variety and depth of the reforms is remarkable, and indicates a methodical approach to reversing one of the lowest rates in the world’ ……..