The organizations and websites below are respected resources of information in the field of Middle East and African studies.

American Islamic Forum for Democracy
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
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.

Atlantic Council Africa Center
The Africa Center works to promote dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
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
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.

Concordia University, Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies*
The Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings together students, faculty and researchers who are dedicated to the study of Israel in all its facets.

Council on Foreign Relations
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.

Foreign Policy Research Institute
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
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
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
The Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) is an interdisciplinary and non-degree conferring unit of Emory University.

Moshe Dayan Center*
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
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, Department of Politics*

Princeton University, Near East Studies
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 Oklahoma, Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies*
The Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies at OU offers an exceptionally wide variety of courses. Judaic Studies explores the history and culture of the Jewish people over a period of four millennia in the Land of Israel and in the Diaspora. Israel Studies is a much more recent field dedicated to interpreting the culture, politics and society of the modern State of Israel.

The University of Utah, Middle East Center*
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
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
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.

*Institutional Member of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)