"Through the Islamic Heritage Project (IHP), Harvard University has cataloged, conserved, and digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from Harvard’s renowned library and museum collections. These rare—and frequently unique—materials are now freely available to Internet users worldwide."
(Stanford University Library) "The project intends to capture and archive the web sites by and about some of the more important political organizations and related NGOs from the countries of the Middle East."
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University, this site provides extensive information about the eight countries of the Persian Gulf region--Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAR.
The organizations and web sites listed here claim to be independent of any particular political ideology and offer access to information, scholarship, and news concerning issues relevant to the current topic.
AtoZ World Business is the world’s most comprehensive country-by-country resource for success in international business and trade. AtoZ World Business consists of 100 Country Business Guides of 108 topics each and 76 World Trade Resources
Organized by country, subject, and type of resources for each of the Arab countries, the ASSR country index offers a quick overview of all the information in the ASSR database, presented in both English and Arabic. ASSR also offers general resources.
Offers extensive information on Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Within each country, information is divided into: overview, history, geography, business, culture, government, transport and tour guide. Also offers links to related sites.
CCAS is part of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Dissemination and analysis of information is a priority. Publications include occasional papers, books, online articles, and a newsletter.
Founded in 1946 by scholars and statesmen who recognized the need for accurate, rigorous scholarship on the Middle East, and who sought “to increase knowledge of the Middle East among citizens of the United States and to promote a better understanding between the peoples of these two areas.” They established a library, sponsored research, taught language classes, hosted conferences, and began publication of the first scholarly journal to focus exclusively on the region: The Middle East Journal.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.
The prodemocracy rebellions in the Middle East that began in December 2010 can be easily followed using this interactive time line. Icons on the site link to corresponding news articles and allow quick identification of protests and crackdowns, political moves, regime changes, and international responses. From the Guarfian.
Founded in February 1998, MEMRI is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization headquartered in Washington, DC with branch offices in London, Rome, Jerusalem, Baghdad, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Project (MERIP)The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) was established in 1971. The original concept of MERIP was to provide information and analysis on the Middle East that would be picked up by the existing local news organizations.