The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies have published their sixth annual journal, Istishraf. It includes the following studies: "The Science and Technology System in the Arab World:
Facts and Futures" by Moza Mohammad Al-Rabban; "Towards Forecasting the Futures of Research in Arab Science and Technology In Light of Leading International Experiences" by Azeeddine Bouchikhi; "Nanotechnology in the Arab world: Past, Present and Future Prospects" by Khaled Saoud; "Science and Technology Transformations in Arab Countries: A case study of renewable energies in Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan" by Rachid El-Bazzim; ""Covi-Politics" and its Impact on Shaping the Future of the World and the Arab Region: A Reading of the Reality of International and Arab Scientific Research Policies in the Field of Vaccines and their Futures" by Osama Abu El Rub; "From Digital Addiction to Digital Wellbeing: Future Digitization and its Challenges in the Arab World" by Raian Ali et al.; "The Future of Medicine, Genetics, and Genomics: Stakes and Risks" by Fatma Gargouri; "Digital Transformation and the Future of Social Sciences and Humanities" by Ghassan Mourad; "Science Fiction and Thinking about the Future Locally and Globally" by Mazin al-Ramdhani; and "History of Science as a Gateway to the Renaissance of Arab Sciences " by Mohammed Abattouy.
The issue also includes a translated study: "Imagining the Impossible: The Shifting Role of Utopian Thought in Civic Planning, Science Fiction, and Future Studies" by Paul Graham Raven, translated by Aoumria Soltani. The Reviews section includes: a review of Klaus Schwab's "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" by the editorial board; Amina Mostefa Della's review of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War by Paul Scharre; and Omar Almagharebi's review of The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope by Daniel Greene.