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Middle East Studies: Getting Started

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 historically have resided) in the Middle East.

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Introduction

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 - AzerbaijanBahrain - Gaza Strip - GeorgiaIran - Iraq - Israel - Jordan - Kuwait - Lebanon - Oman - Palestine - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Syria - TurkeyUnited Arab Emirates - West Bank - Yemen   

Related Countries (by Region)

Alternate Regional Grouping of Countries:

  • Gulf Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • Levant Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria
  • North Africa :  Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia
  • Western Asia :  Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan

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

Map of the Middle East

Romanization Tables from the Library of Congress

Fordham Middle East Studies Department

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (Arabic)

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