Research and Resources in Arab Studies

Academic Journals

Arab Studies Quarterly, US | (AU Library)
Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ) was established in 1979 by the late Professors Edward Said and Ibrahim Abu-Lughod. They envisioned the journal to be a platform for academic research to counter anti-Arab propaganda veiled by academic jargon. Since its inception, ASQ has been a refereed academic journal that publishes articles on the Arabs, their history and social and political institutions. The journal continues in the tradition of its founders and is committed to promoting a humanism grounded in research as a counter to the dominant Orientalist discourses in the field of Arab (and Middle East) Studies.

Arab Studies Journal, US | Arab Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary research publication in the field of Arab and Middle East Studies. ASJ is published by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and is housed in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

Middle East Studies Journal, US | The Middle East Institute has published The Middle East Journal quarterly since 1947. The Journal provides original and objective research and analysis, as well as source material, on the area from Morocco to Pakistan and including Central Asia.

Institute for Palestine Studies, Palestine | The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is the only institute in the world exclusively devoted to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is an academic organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of the historical record. The Institute is completely independent: by statute, it cannot be affiliated with any government or political organization.

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Critical Discussions

Jadaliyya, US | Jadaliyya is an independent ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), the umbrella organization that produces Arab Studies Journal and runs the Documentary Film Collective, Quilting Point. Jadaliyya provides a unique source of insight and critical analysis that combines local knowledge, scholarship, and advocacy with an eye to audiences in the United States, the Arab world, and beyond. The site currently publishes posts both in Arabic and in English.

Middle East Report & Information Project, US | Middle East Report provides news and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources. The magazine has developed a reputation for independent analysis of events and developments in the Middle East

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Cultural & Literary Journals

Kalimat, Canada | Kalimat is a non-profit, media production organisation that features bold, engaging political, design, film, fashion, literature, musical and new media content. Launched in 2010, the magazine is a social, cultural and political quarterly committed to providing an outlet for open expression within the Arab region and its Diaspora. At the same time, it is a visual communication tool that serves to educate both those who read it and work to create it.

ArteEast, US | Founded in 2003, ArteEast presents the works of contemporary artists from the Middle East, North Africa and their diasporas to a wide audience in order to foster a more complex understanding of the regions' arts and cultures and to encourage artistic excellence.

Bazaar, Kuwait | Established in 1996, bazaar is a free, monthly lifestyle magazine for urban modernists and recovering cynics." Bazaar was established by and for expatriate and cosmopolitan individuals living in Kuwait.

En.V. Kuwait, Kuwait | The en.v Initiative aims to become the premiere reference medium for the global Arab community with regards to socially responsible efforts by citizens and corporations alike. Our principle is a simple one: To further our achievements as a society, as citizens, and as people. The en.v Initiative will strive, through its various resources, to adopt a multi-lateral action plan that will group and gather together individuals, organizations and corporations with similar goals of philanthropy, sustainability and development.

Executive Magazine, Lebanon | A widely popular magazine for the business minded. Executive covers topics of interest to investors, realtors, bankers, to consumers across the Arab world. It is a forum for Arab businesspersons to converse, but also for those who want to enter the Arab emergent markets.

Qulture, Qatar | A revolutionary online arts and culture destination, featuring news, features, interviews and videos focusing on the Arab world. Qulture aims to become the premier guide to Qatar and the region's changing cultural landscape, and to create a global dialogue about the importance of art and culture in Qatar and the Middle East.

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News & Dailies

al-Akhbar, Lebanon | On August 14 2006, Beirut-based Al-Akhbar was launched as a "calculated adventure" by prominent Lebanese journalist Joseph Samaha and a team of like-minded colleagues. The late Samaha (1949-2007) envisioned a publication that would uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity while remaining true to the principles of anti-imperialist struggle, progressive politics, and freedom of expression.

The North Africa Journal, North Africa | The North Africa Journal, a unit of North Africa Advisers, is the leading English-language information service exclusively focused on North African affairs. Operating since 1996, the service began as a print publication but quickly migrated to a web-based service in an effort to reach a global audience.

Now Lebanon , Lebanon | Now Lebanon is independent, non-sectarian, and includes members from all Lebanese political, ethnic, religious and socio-economic groups and persuasions. The single idea that is truly sacred in this forum is the pursuit of an independent, democratic, liberal and prosperous Lebanon, with equal rights and opportunities for all its citizens.

Al Jazeera English, Qatar & US | Al Jazeera English is an international news channel with over sixty bureaus around the world that span six different continents. Since being established in 2006, it has continued to grow in reach and popularity due to its global coverage, especially from under-reported regions.

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Video Projects

HerStory, Egypt |A weekly web-series documenting the participation of Women in the Egyptian Revolution. An audio-visual Herstory project, to remind history.

Mosireen, Egypt | Mosireen is a non-profit media collective born out of the explosion of citizen journalism and cultural activism in Egypt during the revolution.

Resistance(s), France | RESISTANCE[S] III, is the third volume of this collection of experimental film and video art from the Middle East and North Africa. Featuring nine artists from a variety of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, these intimate, poetic and documentary works are witness to the region's complexity, vitality and diversity of creative energies.