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Middle East Strategic Studies Online (MESSO)
Middle East Strategic Studies Online (MESSO) is the most comprehensive source for research, intelligence and analysis in Middle East affairs. The database includes a wide range of publications from 2007 onward that includes working papers, research reports, essays, policy briefs, newspaper articles, case studies and conference proceedings from the leading think tanks and research institutes across the Middle East.


AMESSO is a vital tool for any practitioner or researcher of Middle Eastern affairs. It focuses on political, economic, social and security issues across the region. The growing list of over 6,000 publications provides coverage of:

  • Arab-Israeli affairs
  • Elections and changes of government across the region
  • Social issues such as education, healthcare, immigration, refugees and asylum
  • Wars, treatises, and diplomacy
  • Military, defense and security
  • Terrorism and issues of internal security
  • Legislation, budgets, economic developments and international agreements


Why Al Manhal’s Middle East Strategic Studies Online (MESSO)

  • Over 6,000 publications with more added every day
  • Full-text searchable database of Arabic and English
  • Content from the Middle East
  • Research dating back to 2007
  • Unlimited simultaneous access


Selection of Growing Publishers

  • Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
  • Al -Quds Center for Political Studies
  • Jaleel for Publishing & Palestinian Research & Studies
  • The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies
  • The Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs
  • MADAR: The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies
  • Al-Bayan