January 24, 2021



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The Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) is a peer-reviewed journal that represents a new approach to the study of the modern Middle East. MERIA reaches over 25,000 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 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 to foster scholarly communication and cooperation. We are a non-partisan publication involving people across the geographical and political spectrum.

We have also published 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.) Forthcoming books include Iraq After Saddam (M.E. Sharpe, forthcoming) and the Global Survey of Islamism (M.E. Sharpe, forthcoming).

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

MERIA is indexed in several places, including:

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

In order to provide more options and better service, we offer both current and past journal issues in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) (ideal for printing) and regular HTML formats (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.

To subscribe / unsubscribe to our publications, click here. 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 welcome so long as our permission is obtained and proper credit is given. Please let us know if you use MERIA in classes.

We are constantly seeking articles, items, and ideas. Send us your announcements, summaries of your own (or your institution’s) writings, and articles for publication, please see our submission criteria.

Looking forward to serving and cooperating with you.