Welcome to the research guide for MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
This research guide includes selected sources which pertain to the history, culture, geography, and politics of the diverse groups of people who reside (or who have historically resided) in the Middle East.
Resources have been selected which pertain to the primary Middle East Countries as grouped by the CIA World Factbook, as well as countries from other regions that are frequently grouped with the Middle East countries in other information sources. A profile for each country and a map of the region from the CIA World Factbook is provided for reference. For profiles from other sources, click on the Political Surveys tab.
Primary Middle East Countries
Armenia - Azerbaijan - Bahrain - Gaza Strip - Georgia - Iran - Iraq - Israel - Jordan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Oman - Palestine - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Syria - Turkey - United Arab Emirates - West Bank - Yemen
Related Countries (by Region)
Alternate Regional Grouping of Countries:
MENA refers to the Middle East and North Africa
MENAT refers to the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey
MENAP refers to the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan