How to Understand the Middle East

| August 6, 2003

While the cradle of civilization can appear to be a miasma of turmoil, the Middle East Research and Information Project untangles issues through timely analysis, news, and background. MERIP is the web site of Middle East Report, a leftist magazine based in Washington D.C., that French journalist Eric Roueau says, 'no person, specializing or not in Middle Eastern affairs, can afford ignoring.' Searchable by subject -- such as oil, human rights, women, Iraq, and the Arabian peninsula, to name a few -- MERIP serves as a valuable resource for studying the area. Additionally, there is a focus on events dominating the news -- especially the war in Iraq -- while also providing history, including a backgrounder on the US-led war in Iraq and a primer of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Always wondered what exactly was going on in the Middle East? Now you can figure it out.
-- Joel Stonington

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