The Middle East Policy Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1981 whose mission is to contribute to the understanding of the political, economic and cultural issues that affect U.S. interests in the Middle East. This is accomplished through three pillars: Our quarterly journal Middle East Policy, one of the world’s most cited publications on the region, and its Breaking Analysis series that presents high-quality, diverse analysis to a broader audience; our Policy Products and Programming Series, which provides policymakers and stakeholders with tailored events and resources; and TeachMideast, our acclaimed international educational and cultural outreach initiative for students, educators, and other civic leaders.

Journal subscriptions are available through Wiley-Blackwell Publishing; the other two programs are free of charge. We believe that knowledge, insight and perspective are the paths to understanding, and strive to provide these through our nonpartisan programming and this website. A separate site, Teachmideast.org, serves the specific needs of educators.

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