WHAT IS MERIA?
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.
is a non-profit publication and welcomes contributions and grants.
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.)
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.
is indexed in:
Library in London's Index Islamicus
- CSA Worldwide
Political Science Abstracts
- HW Wilson's
Social Sciences Index
the following elements:
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.
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
- MERIA seminars
are high-level, closed discussion lists for experts wishing to hold
intensive exchanges on specific topics. Membership is limited to
- 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
- 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.
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).
would also be happy to receive e-mail addresses for others who might
be interested in receiving MERIA at no cost.
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.
are welcome to print out MERIA News or Journal for your
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.
constantly seek articles, items, and ideas. Send us your announcements,
summaries of your own (or your institution's) writings, and articles
forward to serving and cooperating with you.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.