Renaming of the “MENA” working group
The HIIK would like to announce the renaming of the regional working group “Middle East and North Africa (MENA)” to “West Asia, North Africa and Afghanistan (WANA)”. The new name follows the latest scientific practice and ensures that the geographical naming of all five regions is more uniform. Moreover, we think it is more politically neutral. None of the countries’ or conflicts’ allocation have been shifted so that they remain comparable over the years.