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The Middle East Forum For Policies and Future Studies supports pluralistic approach to future studies and promotes human rights sensitive policies and works on advising stakeholders on a strategic level all over the middle east region. It is composed of Arab and International political, diplomatic figures who want to become a leading center in the area of future studies at regional and international level.
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Latest Reports

Women Struggling Outside Detention

Women Struggling Outside Detention

By: Yasmina Benshi

Syria's decade-long unjust war, which still persists, has had a staggering impact on the Syrian people, in general and woman, in particular. Undoubtedly, Syrian women have been taking the hardest hit of all, who have suffered the ravages of this war and paid a high price in terms of losing her beloved persons, being enforced to displace, experienced violence and grave violations committed against her.

While fleeing the bombing and destroying everything in Syrian cities, families were forced to displace and as a result they have been either internally displaced persons (IDPs) moved to safer areas, refugees in the bordering countries or asylum seekers in far states. However, frequent displacement has worsened the women's life, who are trying to protect the lives of their children, and in most cases, they were displaced alone without a breadwinner.

Latest Research & Studies

Impacts of COVID-19 on Fragile States (Lebanon)

Impacts of COVID-19 on Fragile States (Lebanon)

By: Badria Al-Rawi

Globalization has created an interconnected system, in which companies adopted the doctrine of supply chains that led to the emergence of a tangled web of production networks that work together to shape the global economy structure. It was believed that national economies were included and secured in this global network. But what COVID-19 has caused reveals the fragility of this globalized system. Some economic sectors can weather the crisis reasonably well, whereas other sectors can find themselves on the brink of collapse, especially the epidemic prevents the suppliers in a country from providing the necessary and widely used parts. The same is the case with many countries in this world. If some of them overcome the ordeal with major losses compared to their abilities to recover, others may completely collapse, especially in fragile countries. So, how has COVID-19 affected such countries?