Summary: when set against today’s reality a snapshot of MENA in July 2000 proves a grim comparison. So are there any grounds for hope and optimism?
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Countries across the MENA region are facing severe water shortages yet have done little to ameliorate a shared problem. Will the Covid-19 pandemic teach them that working cooperatively is the only way to resolve a looming crisis?
The Maghreb countries face a looming crisis in dealing with the impact of climate change on water supply.
War in three countries, tension with Iran, growing regional instability. Is it any surprise that the arms trade to MENA is hot and getting hotter?
Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.