MERIA'S Editorial Board  

The Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) represents a new approach to the study of the modern Middle East. Taking advantage of new computer technology, MERIA reaches over 22,000 readers in more than 100 countries, serving a high-level audience of Middle East experts, scholars, teachers, students, officials, journalists, and people intensely interested in the region.

MERIA is a non-profit publication and welcomes contributions and grants. 

We are also publishing several books in print drawing on MERIA articles and authors. The first of these books is Turkey in World Politics: An Emerging Multi-Regional Power edited by Barry Rubin and Kemal Kirisci (Lynne Rienner: 2001.) Another is Contemporary Islamist Movements in the Middle East edited by Barry Rubin (State University of New York, SUNY Press, 2003.)

MERIA is a project owned and edited by Prof. Barry Rubin. It is produced in conjunction with the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center. Our goal is to advance research on the Middle East and foster scholarly communication and cooperation. We are a non-partisan publication involving people across the geographical and political spectrum. 

All MERIA materials are distributed at no charge. MERIA News and MERIA Journal are archived permanently on our homepage.

MERIA is indexed in:

  • SOAS Library in London's Index Islamicus
  • CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • HW Wilson's Social Sciences Index

MERIA includes the following elements: 

  • MERIA Journal, a quarterly academic journal on Middle East issues, publishing scholarly articles of 3,000 to 8,000 words. All materials are refereed according to academic standards. We will reprint articles of interest with permission.
  • MERIA News, a monthly magazine on Middle East studies including shorter analytical pieces (1,000-3,000 words), reviews and announcements of conferences, websites and publications, as well as readers' research queries. 
  • MERIA Research Guides, articles on how to research specific countries and issues using mainly internet resources, written by experts in the field. 
  • MERIA seminars are high-level, closed discussion lists for experts wishing to hold intensive exchanges on specific topics. Membership is limited to 15-30 people.
  • MERIABooks are collections of articles from MERIA Journal, MERIA News and other materials submitted by readers and accepted by the editor. They are available free to readers. Authors are encouraged to update their contributions if they wish. Among the titles published are: Middle East Economics, Persian Gulf Security Issues, Israeli Politics and Foreign Policy, Turkish Politics and Foreign Policy, Radical Movements in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Essays on the Contemporary Middle East.
  • We publish Current Contents of Periodicals on the Middle East, produced by the Moshe Dayan Center six times a year, which provides a detailed list of articles on the region in all major journals and academic periodicals.

In order to provide more options and better service, we are offering both current and past journal issues in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) (considered ideal for printing) and regular HTML formats (considered easier for reading on a computer screen).

We would also be happy to receive e-mail addresses for others who might be interested in receiving MERIA at no cost.

Naturally, if you want to be taken off our list, just let us know. But we hope you will find MERIA of value. The best way to see your interests and analyses included is to provide them yourself. 

You are welcome to print out MERIA News or Journal for your own use.

All materials not previously copyrighted are copyrighted by MERIA and are the sole property of MERIA. Republication is only welcome so long as our permission is obtained and proper credit is given. Please let us know if you use MERIA in classes. 

We constantly seek articles, items, and ideas. Send us your announcements, summaries of your own (or your institution's) writings, and articles for publication. 

Looking forward to serving and cooperating with you.

Barry Rubin, editor and publisher

For more information, a free subscription for yourself or others, or to submit articles or other materials, please contact Prof. Barry Rubin at: gloria@idc.ac.il.