The 60,000 word report was authored by a team of specialist researchers, headed by independent development expert, Dr. Craig Naumann, and featuring three Bahrainis affiliated to Derasat: economist Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli, economist Ms. Ghada Abdulla, and renewable energy specialist Eng. Abdulla Alabbasi. It covers the period 2005-2018……………
Although renewable energy has proved itself to be a viable practical and economic investment, overall the last 3 years have seen declining investments in the energy sector. Read more in the final Energy Report for 2018……
Although the electric vehicle industry has witnessed significant improvements, particularly in the field of the efficiency of batteries and fast charging techniques, there are still challenges to widespread adoption……..
Recognizing that economic integration between Bahrain and the remaining Gulf countries has played an important role in the growth of the Bahraini economy since the start of the new millennium, this background paper to the National Human Development Report 2018 presents and analyzes data on the effects of economic integration.
The Gulf States decided in 2006 to develop a joint nuclear program, but the disastrous meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan in 2011 prompted Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman to withdraw from the program……….
Demand for electricity in the Arab world has increased tenfold since 1980. The latest Energy Report considers factors contributing to this increase in demand, the most important of which is an increased population and urban and industrial growth …………..
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iranian nuclear deal, marks an important turning point in the strategic balance of the Middle East area, and the Gulf in particular. The geo-political tumult experienced by the region after the Arab Spring in 2011…
In recent years, there has been a growing discussion about the security of sea lanes. This is in light of the fierce clashes with terrorist groups on land, which forced them to target shipping lanes which are the main routes for the movement of world trade.
The Iranian official position intermittently triggers a controversy in the media about the name of the “Arabian Gulf”. The issue is not confined to insisting on marking the Gulf as Persian, but goes beyond the name to include nationalist dimensions and political implications centered on the pursuit of regional hegemony.
The Gulf-Iranian relation was and still is the most controversial issue. This controversy intensified after signing the Nuclear deal between Iran and western countries on the 14th of July 2015.