Tag: West Asia

Iraq’s maritime heritage finds a haven in the classroom | Al-Fanar Media

With ancient boatbuilding crafts nearly extinct, scholars and researchers aim to bring knowledge of Iraq’s maritime heritage to a new

Iran feels the pernicious effects of U.S. sanctions on biodiversity conservation | Equal Times

US sanctions are hampering conservation interventions necessary to protect critically endangered species from going extinct Situated at the confluence of

Water Wars | Weapons of Reason

In the future, water may become an increasingly scarce resource and a source of violent conflict. But history teaches us

Gender studies center in Iraqi Kurdistan challenges traditional ideas | Al-Fanar Media

In a region where gender studies programs are rare, a new center at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, is

Building social cohesion through football in post-ISIS Iraq | Nature Middle East

Promoting contact between members of different groups can build tolerance within an intervention, but building broader social cohesion is more

Safaa Kumari: Nurturing seeds of hope | Nature Middle East

The BBC has recognized the work of a Syrian plant virologist, whose research is saving the fava bean from a

On the frontline of war, Yemeni women are building peace | Equal Times

The lived experience of those most affected by war, and those working hardest to end it, has led to a

A Syrian shepherd with animals grazing in pasture in springtime in Syria

Environmental ruin could make postwar Syria unlivable | World Politics Review

An overlooked casualty of the Syrian civil war: Its environment After nearly a decade of conflict, the extensive damage inflicted

Kurdistan Rawanduz River Kira Walker

Dam building projects could fuel water stress in Middle East | DW

While scientists warn of their negative impact on biodiversity, the autonomous Kurdistan Region is building multiple dams to respond to