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Middle East Report

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Editor  Chris Toensing
First issue  1973
Website  merip.org/mer
Frequency  Quarterly
Country  United States
Categories  International relations

The Middle East Report is a magazine published by the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). The headquarters is in Washington DC.


History and profile

MERIP began in 1971 by releasing an irregularly scheduled six-page newsletter called the MERIP Reports. In 1973, the group began releasing this newsletter 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.


The magazine is consistently critical of Israel, Zionism, and the 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.

Following the Munich massacre it stated that "we should comprehend the achievements of the Munich action".


The magazine is available in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and online worldwide.


Until 1995, Joe Stork was editor-in-chief.


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