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).
“Derasat” held a closed seminar with the title “The Iranian Nuclear Deal” with the aim of encouraging debate and dialogue, and to clarify its various aspects.
As he basked in the glory of an unexpectedly strong victory in the 2015 UK General Election, Prime Minister David Cameron could reflect upon an especially rare occurrence: the incumbent party strengthening its Parliamentary position after a first term.
For many observers, the elections were more of a referendum on whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can introduce constitutional changes to place the country on a different course.
Virtual water is a relatively new concept that emerged in the mid-nineties. Virtual water is the amount of water consumed for the production of agricultural commodities which are then exported to water scarce areas, thus international food trade can be seen as trade in virtual water.
Iranian influence in Iraq has grown greatly since the U.S. led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and it continues to this day to capture the attention of analysts and experts.
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.
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.
In the ongoing Yemeni crisis, Pakistan is faced with a strange dilemma. On one side is Saudi Arabia which had always been forthcoming with aid to Pakistan in times of crisis.
The prolonged Syrian civil has exasperated Iran’s foreign policy. For four long years, Tehran feverishly propped up Assad’s regime through various means: extending generous credit to the government, manpower for militias, transforming a once professional army into…