Middle East Report

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Middle East Report  
Discipline Middle Eastern studies
Language English
Edited by Chris Toensing
Publication details
Publication history
Founded 1973 (as MERIP Reports)
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0899-2851 (print)
08992851 (web)
LCCN 88646112

The Middle East Report is the journal that is published by the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). The headquarters is in Washington DC.[1]

History and profile[edit]

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 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.[2]


The journal's issues are consistently critical of foreign relations of the United States in the Middle East. In 2014, the editor wrote:

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.[3]


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.[4]


Until 1995, Joe Stork was the editor of the Middle East Report.[5] Another involved authors are James A. Paul, the journalist Jonathan Cook and Stanford University professor Joel Beinin.


  1. ^ Bill Bigelow; Bob Peterson (1 January 2002). Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World. Rethinking Schools. p. 380. ISBN 978-0-942961-28-7. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Middle East Report Online". Middle East Research and Information Project. 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  3. ^ MERIP (Fall 1998)
  4. ^ "Middle East Report". JSTOR. 2012. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  5. ^ American Expressions of Relief over Iran-Iraq Peace, AMERICAN EXPRESSIONS OF RELIEF OVER IRAN-IRAQ PEACE, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug 22, 1988.