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Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. Its founders, scholar George Camp Keiser and former US Secretary of State Christian Herter, laid out a simple mandate: “to increase knowledge of the Middle East among the citizens of the United States and to promote a better understanding between the people of these two areas.”


Articles by MEI :

A Rebuttal To “Trafficking In Antiquities During A Time Of War,” And Reply By Author

By Kurt E. Müller, Colonel (ret.) Rebuttal to “Trafficking in Antiquities During A Time Of War” Bruce Richardson raises an

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The Afghanistan Stabilisation Program (ASP): A National Program To Improve Security And Governance – Analysis

By Shahmahmood Miakhel Since the coup in April of 1978 by the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA), the social,

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Saudi Arabia Moves Closer To A New Generation Of Leaders – OpEd

By Thomas Lippman The death Saturday (June 16) of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz is likely to have

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Japan’s New Energy Future And The Middle East – Analysis

By John Calabrese On March 11, 2011 Japan was struck by a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeastern

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Trafficking In Antiquities During A Time Of War – Analysis

By Bruce G. Richardson When Russian archaeologist Viktor Sarianidi excavated Tilya Tepe in 1978, 21,000 bejeweled, gold artifacts created during

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Autonomy: The Optimal Political Solution In Western Sahara – Analysis


By Bernard Miyet 1) Origins and genesis of the conflict Since the origin of the crisis, it has been evident

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Syria Drives A Wedge Between Turkey And Iran – Analysis

By Alex Vatanka Overview The Iranian-Turkish conflict about the future of the Assad regime in Syria has the potential to

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Delivering On The Commitments Of Afghanistan Conferences – Analysis

By M. Ashraf Haidari Last December in Bonn, Germany hosted and Afghanistan chaired an international conference on “Afghanistan and the

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Western Sahara: Deferred Referendum Or Lasting Settlement? – OpEd

By Jacques Roussellier Over the last decade, the dispute over the future status of the Western Sahara territory, which has

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Sustainable Development And The Built Environment In The Middle East: Challenges And Opportunities – Analysis

By Karim Elgendy In the Western context, notions of sustainable development often refer to the need to adjust existing economic

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