May 30, 2016


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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 was founded by the late Prof. Barry Rubin, and is edited by Dr. Jonathan Spyer. It is produced in conjunction with the Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs. 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.) Others include Contemporary Islamist Movements in the Middle East edited by Barry Rubin (State University of New York, SUNY Press, 2003) and A Guide to Islamist Movements (M.E. Sharpe, 2009).

All MERIA materials are distributed at no charge and are archived permanently on website.

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

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, please see the right column of our homepage or write to us at

All materials not previously copyrighted are copyrighted by MERIA and are the sole property of MERIA.

We are constantly seeking articles, items, and ideas. For more on article submissions, please see our submission criteria.