Independent and progressive in orientation, MERIP provides critical, alternative reporting and analysis, focusing on state power, political economy and social hierarchies as well as popular struggles and the role of US policy in the region. MERIP seeks to reach academics, journalists, non-governmental and governmental organizations and informed citizens who want knowledgeable analysis and critical resources about contemporary political developments. Informed by scholarship and research, MERIP is not a peer-reviewed academic journal, but rather a curated platform for critical analysis and discussion that brings informed perspectives to a broader audience.
The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) was established in 1971 to educate and inform the public about contemporary Middle East affairs. A registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, MERIP publishes a quarterly print magazine, Middle East Report, as well as frequent articles, updates and educational primers on its website.
MERIP has a central office and staff, an editorial committee and contributing editors, and our community of writers and readers comes from around the world. Please join, contribute to and support our mission to promote critical thinking and debate about political and social developments in the Middle East. Anar