Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Reference Books:

  • The Continuum Political Encyclopedia of the Middle East, DS62.8.P64 2002
  • The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, JC49.P75 2013


Online Sources:

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.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems tracks current and upcoming elections in the region as well as providing data on past elections.

Inter-Parliamentary Union
The IPU is "the international organization of parliaments". Their website provides access to data on national parliaments through the Parline database as well as data on women in parliaments.

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.

Political Handbook of the World 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
Published biannually, Political Handbook of the World profiles the political structure of every nation in the world with background on current political history, political parties and current leadership.

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.

Published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Sada focuses on political reform in the Middle East.

Transparency International
Transparency International's Global Corruption Index is an annual measurement of political corruption.