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The Modern Middle East: Policy Resources

Think Tanks and Policy Institutes

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
This think tank conducts policy research on Middle Eastern and global affairs.

Brookings Center for Middle East Policy
A non-profit public policy organization conducting research on foreign policy, economics, development, governance, and metropolitan policy.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
A global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States publishing journals and policy papers.

Carnegie Middle East Center
This is Carnegie's section that specifically covers issues in the Middle East.

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Part of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, CCAS publishes books, journals, and occasional papers.

Council on Foreign Relations: Middle East & North Africa
CFR is a think tank and publisher on foreign affairs.

East West Institute
Organizes events promoting dialogue and publishes policy papers on issues around the globe.  The Middle East and North Africa programs focuses on energy security, the refugee crisis, violent extremism, and other topics of regional concern.

Institute for National Security Studies
The INSS provides issues research on Israel's national security agenda including government, defense, and the private sector.

Institute for Palestine Studies
The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Institute for the Study of War
A policy research organizaiton providing research, public policy papers on military affairs.

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
An independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreigh policy.

Middle East Research Institute
An independent, not-for-profit organisation, focused on policy issues relating to the people, the land and the system of governance in the Middle East in general, and Kurdistan and Iraq in particular.

Project on Middle East Political Science
Based at George Washington University, POMEPS aims to further scholarship and increase their contribution to the public foreign policy debate and to the policy-making process, in order to allow their expertise to have more of an impact on vital decisions about the Middle East.

Rand International - Center for Middle East Public Policy
Addresses political, social, and economic challenges in the Middle East.

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
The mission of The Washington Institute is to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them.



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