Food Security During COVID-19

The worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused various problems in the production of and access to food in Turkey. While the vacant supermarket shelves became the symbol of the panic created by the pandemic, food businesses and restaurants became the sector that felt the most negative economic effects of the epidemic.In the medium…

COVID-19 Döneminde Gıda Güvencesi

Covid-19 pandemisi nedeniyle dünya genelinde ve Türkiye’de gıda üretimi ve gıdaya erişim konusunda çeşitli sıkıntılar yaşandı. Boşalan süpermarket rafları pandeminin yarattığı paniğin adeta simgesi haline gelirken, gıda işletmeleri ve restaurantlar, salgının ekonomiye olumsuz etkilerini en fazla hisseden sektör oldu. Orta ve uzun vadede devam edecek bir pandemi söz konusu iken, Türkiye’de ve dünyada bir gıda…

Sino-Maghreb Relations: Past, Present, and Future

Over the past years, China has been increasing its presence and engagement with the Arab world. Presenting itself as a more reliable partner than the US and Europe, Chinese officials have been working diligently to further develop political ties with various Arab capitals, as well as expand commercial opportunities. North Africa has been another key…

South Asia’s Transition to Remote Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

According to UNESCO, over one billion students worldwide from 150 countries, or about 70 % of total enrolled learners, have been affected by school closures. Massive shifts to remote learning have been implemented to ensure the continuation of education.  Colleges and universities around the world continue to face many challenges in the transition to full…

COVID-19 Response in LDCs and Conflict Zones

Why are least developed countries (LDCs) and conflict zones particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic? Has there been adequate attention given to the needs of war-affected populations and LDCs during this crisis? Why is helping LDCs and war-affected communities particularly important in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic? To answer these questions and to…

Afghanistan-Pakistan Hydro-Climatic Modeling Workshop

A two-day training on hydro-climatic modelling for engineers from Afghanistan and Pakistan was held in Dubai, U.A.E. in October 2019 as part of Afghanistan Pakistan Partnership Summit project supported by the U.S. Embassy Kabul. The training was a joint project created by one Pakistani and one Afghan participant from the second year of the Summit….

Körfez İş Birliği Konseyi Ekonomilerinde Çeşitlilik

Tüm Körfez İş Birliği Konseyi (KİK)[1] ülkelerinde, hükümet gelirlerinin büyük bir kısmı hidrokarbonlardan gelmektedir. Petrol fiyatlarındaki son artışa rağmen, KİK’deki bazı ülkeler işsizlik, yüksek borç seviyeleri ve gergin finansal piyasalar nedeniyle sert bir ekonomik görünümle karşı karşıyadır. Sosyoekonomik zorluklara ek olarak KİK ülkelerinin, iklim değişikliğinin önümüzdeki on yıllar boyunca artan etkisini, aynı zamanda jeopolitik ve…

YPIR Series: Battling the ‘Infodemic’

The COVID-19 pandemic created what the World Health Organization has called an ‘infodemic’ – massive amounts of misinformation passing through the airwaves and billions of social media feeds every day. In times like these, people need information to be accurate, cross-checked, and useful, as this can literally save lives.  During a virtual meeting of the…