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  • Permalink Saudi medicine students wearing special 3D glasses listen to Egyptian Doctor Fawzy Deghedy as he explains his new cyber anatomy technique, which employs a virtual 3D anatomy machine, at the Saudi German hospital in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah 19 October 2005. Source: Getty EditorialGallery

    Diagnosing Kuwait’s Digital Health Maturity: Implications for Policy

Diagnosing Kuwait’s Digital Health Maturity: Implications for Policy

by Dari Alhuwail

Globally, the toll of diseases has become virtually unbearable and their proliferation among growing populations threatens the economies of many countries. Therefore, several healthcare systems are launching various initiatives for healthcare reform. In the State of Kuwait, the demand for healthcare services has been on the rise as the population continues to grow older and live longer. Additionally, […]

September 21st, 2018|GCC, Research|0 Comments|
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    Reforming Legal Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

Reforming Legal Responses to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region

by Güley Bor

The self-declared Islamic State (“IS”) has committed war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against Yazidis, Shi’i Turkmens, and Christians, among other minorities in Iraq. It is estimated that since 2014, IS kidnapped 6,800 Yazidi, 600 Shi’i Turkmen, and 220 Assyrian Christian women and girls, most of whom were forced into sexual slavery. The majority of abductees […]

September 4th, 2018|Iraq, Research|0 Comments|

Public Authority and Iraq’s Disputed Territories

by Christine van den Toorn

Iraq’s disputed territories remain among the most intractable and incendiary issues facing the country. Since 2003, the rival powers of the Federal Government of Iraq (GOI) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have failed to find a mutually acceptable formula for long-term administration of the territories. Instead, each has sought to impose its power through […]

September 4th, 2018|Iraq, Research|0 Comments|
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    From Tankers to Tablets: Is Kuwait Ready for a Digital Evolution?

From Tankers to Tablets: Is Kuwait Ready for a Digital Evolution?

by Fahed Al-Sumait
With some of the Arabian Peninsula’s best and worst digital indicators, what do we really know about Kuwait’s digital ecosystem?

 

 

It is a truism that the digital era has brought about transformative changes in global society. In relative terms, the world is still at the beginning of what the World Economic Forum refers to as the Fourth Industrial […]

August 24th, 2018|GCC, Research|0 Comments|
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    Re-conceptualising Health in Wars and Conflicts: A New Focus on Deprivation and Suffering in the oPt

Re-conceptualising Health in Wars and Conflicts: A New Focus on Deprivation and Suffering in the oPt

by Weeam Hammoudeh

Conflicts pose threats to public health, human security and wellbeing. While more attention tends to focus on the more visible and direct impacts of conflict, such as death, disability and injury, conflicts, especially if prolonged, impact populations and subgroups in important but less visible ways; affecting the very foundations of society and posing threats to human security and […]

August 7th, 2018|Palestine, Research|0 Comments|

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