Helpful Links

To support further research, ASMEA has gathered some of the best links on the web below.

American Islamic Forum for Democracy (http://aifdemocracy.org/)
The American Islamic Forum for Democracy’s (AIFD) mission is to advocate for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state.

American Foreign Policy Council (http://www.afpc.org/)
The American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) is dedicated to bringing information to those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and to assisting world leaders with building democracies and market economies.

Ansari Africa Center (http://www.acus.org/program/ansari-africa-center)
The Atlantic Center created the Ansari Africa Center to promote strong geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities towards strengthening economic growth and prosperity on the continent.

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (http://www.biu.ac.il/Besa/about.html)
The Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies seeks to contribute to the advancement of Middle East peace and security by conducting policy-relevant research on strategic subjects, particularly as they relate to the national security and foreign policy of Israel.

Brookings, Saban Center for Middle East Policy (http://www.brookings.edu/about/centers/saban/about)
The Saban Center for Middle East Policy brings together the most experienced policy minds working on the region, and provides policymakers and the public with objective, in-depth, and timely research and analysis. The Center’s mission is to chart the path—political, economic, and social—to a Middle East at peace with itself and the world.

Council on Foreign Relations (http://www.cfr.org/)
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher serving as a resource for its members to help better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (https://dmgs.org/)
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security is a graduate school aimed at meeting the needs of students seeking or currently serving careers in national security.

Foreign Policy Research Institute (http://www.fpri.org/)
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) brings the insights of scholarship to assist in the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests, adding perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics.

Institute for National Security Studies (http://www.inss.org.il/)
The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) is an independent academic institute that studies key issues relating to Israel’s national security and Middle East affairs.

International Institute for Counter Terrorism (http://www.ict.org.il/)
ICT is an independent think tank providing expertise in terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, threat vulnerability and risk assessment, intelligence analysis and national security and defense policy.

Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (http://ismi.emory.edu/home/index.html)
The Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) is an interdisciplinary and non-degree conferring unit of Emory University.

Moshe Dayan Center  (http://www.dayan.org/)
The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of the modern history and contemporary affairs of the Middle East and Africa.

Middle East Institute (http://www.mei.edu/)
A Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East, MEI provides information and analysis on this critical region of the world.

Princeton University Near East Studies (http://www.princeton.edu/nes/)
The Department of Near Eastern Studies has been a leader in the study of the Middle East since its founding in 1927. Traditionally, the strength of the department has been in the medieval and pre-modern studies of the geographical area that includes the Arab lands, Iran, Israel, and Turkey. Greater emphasis has been given more recently to the modern Muslim world in its entirety, including the Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

The University of Utah Middle East Center (http://mec.utah.edu/)
Founded in 1960, the Middle East Center at The University of Utah offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with programs in Persian, Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish, as well as cultural and historical studies of the region.

The Working Group on Islamism and the International Order (http://www.hoover.org/taskforces/islamism)
The Working Group on Islamism and the International Order seeks to engage in the task of reversing Islamic radicalism through reforming and strengthening the legitimate role of the state across the entire Muslim world.

The Washington Institute of Near East Policy (http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/)
The Washington Institute aims to advance balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them.