New Dr. @ushukrik: "#Iran has always struggled with droughts in the past, but the current water shortages have led to major economic hardship – and even waves of protest, testing the government’s ability to provide basic services and maintain order." https://gulfif.org/resolving-irans-water-crisis-is-needed-for-stability-and-security/
New @QuadriSana: "With the highest internet penetration rates in the #MiddleEast, it should come as no surprise that the #Gulf has also become home to some very wealthy and renowned #SocialMedia influencers." https://gulfif.org/beyond-stereotypes-and-propaganda-a-look-behind-the-rise-of-social-media-stars-of-the-gulf/
#ICYMI @RehamAAlawadhi: “#Gulf states and societies must conduct a serious evaluation of the harsh, costly, and routinely-dismissed realities women face and struggle to overcome, as well as the systems that foster them." https://gulfif.org/the-barriers-facing-gynecological-and-reproductive-health-services-for-women-in-the-gulf/
NESA Professor @DBDesRoches participated in this recent panel, "From #Conflict to #Dialogue: The Shifting Relationship between the #US, #SaudiArabia, and #Iran," co-organized by the @GulfIntlForum and @fordschool. Watch in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSUJnhaOUEE
Dr. @ushukrik: "#Turkey’s reasons for the rapprochement are economic as well as political. The country is in a serious economic depression, and in order to get out of this crisis and to stabilize the government, it needs an external source of funds." https://gulfif.org/emirati-turkish-economic-collaboration-could-lead-to-a-political-one/
The managing director of the state-owned National Iranian Oil Co. said #Iran plans to boost its oil capacity to 4 mln bpd by March 2022, a level was not seen since the US withdrew from the #JCPOA & re-imposed sanctions.
New @RehamAAlawadhi: "Women in the #Gulf face lived experiences and unnecessary expenses that needlessly harm their health. These obstacles can turn fatal. Such a multilayered and consequential problem requires a thorough examination to address." https://gulfif.org/the-barriers-facing-gynecological-and-reproductive-health-services-for-women-in-the-gulf/