Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Reference Books:

  • An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs, DS63.1.A535 2010
  • The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts, DS63.1.E453 2010
  • The United States in the Middle East: A Historical Dictionary, DS63.2.U5S384 1988


Online Sources:

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs website provides country profiles and reports on regional topics.

Center for Strategic and International Studies: Middle East Program
Based in Washington, DC, the CSIS is a bipartisan policy think tank. The Middle East Program site features publications relating to political, security and economic issues in the region.

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online      
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
Contains full text of working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series, and conference proceedings in the field of international affairs.

Council on Foreign Relations: Middle East
The U.S.-based think tank publishes extensively on the region.

Digital National Security Archive  
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
An online collection of declassified U.S. government documents relating to U.S. military and foreign policy.

European Union Institute for Security Studies: Middle East/Gulf
This Paris-based research organization is an agency of the European Union.

IAEA & Iran
Reports and documentation from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

International Relations and Security Network: Middle East
Based at the ETH Zurich, ISN tracks new reports on the region with links to download publications.

The Iran Primer
A U.S. Institute of Peace online publication covering political, economic and security issues.

Iran Sanctions
An overview of U.S. economic sanctions against Iran from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Iranian Review of Foreign Affairs
Published by the Institute for Strategic Research in Tehran. This peer reviewed journal covers global and regional affairs.

Middle East Bulletin
Published by the Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Peloponnese, the Middle East Bulletin features articles on international affairs.

Middle East Institute
This non-partisan research organization focuses on security issues, energy and environment, culture and society, economy, human rights and politics. Publications are available in PDF

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: Relations with Countries and Regions of the World: Middle East
Japanese policy on the region and individual countries.

The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Based at Tel Aviv University, this research center publishes articles and papers on contemporary affairs.

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)
The Nuclear Threat Initiative provides a good overview of weapons development and capability including treaties and official documents

PAIS International      
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
An index to magazines, journals, books and government documents in the fields of public affairs. Abstracts with links to full text of some journal articles. Covers 1915 to present.

ProQuest Central    
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
A good database for research on any topic. ProQuest Central searches academic journals, magazines, newspapers and dissertations with a high percentage of full text content.

RAND commentaries and reports are available through the website. Some books are available for free download.