Middle East Research and Information Project
The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) is a non-profit independent research group established in 1971, that has released reports and position papers on various Middle East conflicts. Its most prominent publication is Middle East Report, which is published both online and as a print magazine.
Originally started by a group of anti-Vietnam war activists, MERIP began in 1971 by releasing an irregularly scheduled six-page newsletter called the MERIP Reports. In 1973, the group began releasing the Reports on a scheduled basis.
In its online version, the Middle East Report (ISSN 08992851) is made available in a mixed access mode, with some open access articles and others requiring a paid subscription. The subscription covers both online and print editions. In addition to the Middle East Report, MERIP also writes frequent op-eds for various prominent newspapers throughout the globe. MERIP is also involved in media outreach and public education.
The Middle East Report is available in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and worldwide via the internet. According to JSTOR, The Middle East Report "is the foremost U.S. magazine of critical analysis on the Middle East", with 25,000 US and global readers and more than 700 educational and institutional subscriptions.
|“||US foreign policy exacerbates the disastrous state of affairs in the contemporary Middle East. Although the political contours of the world have changed radically since the collapse of the USSR and the Gulf War of 1991, US goals in the region have remained remarkable consistent: to control the flow of oil, to prevent the growth of Arab nationalist and leftist movements and to protect Israel.||”|
- "Middle East Report Online". Middle East Research and Information Project. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
- American Expressions of Relief over Iran-Iraq Peace, AMERICAN EXPRESSIONS OF RELIEF OVER IRAN-IRAQ PEACE, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug 22, 1988.
- "Middle East Report". JSTOR. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
- MERIP (Fall 1998)