OSINT on the MENA Region

MENA Map, courtesy of the LoC
MENA Map, courtesy of the LoC

American Government:

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). “The World Factbook: Middle East.” https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/wfbExt/region_mde.html
——. “The World Factbook: Africa.” https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/wfbExt/region_afr.html
House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/subcommittees/the-middle-east-and-north-africa
Library of Congress (LoC). “Country Studies.” http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Middle East and North African Region Information, Grants and Resources.” Fogarty International Center. http://www.fic.nih.gov/WorldRegions/Pages/MiddleEastNorthAfrica.aspx
United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “Middle East.” http://www.usaid.gov/where-we-work/middle-east
United States Department of Defense (DoD). “Middle East and North Africa.” http://search.defense.gov/search?affiliate=DEFENSE_gov&query=Middle+East+and+North+Africa&x=0&y=0
United States Department of State (DoS). “Middle East and North Africa.” http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/maps/64374.htm
——. “Near Eastern Affairs: Countries and Other Areas.” http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/maps/64374.htm

Empirical Data Sources:
CountryReports. http://www.countryreports.org/index.htm
CountryWatch. “Featured Country.” http://www.countrywatch.com/
International Crisis Group. “Middle East & North Africa.” http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa.aspx
Pew Research Center. “Middle East.” http://www.pewresearch.org/search/middle+east/
——. “North Africa.” http://www.pewresearch.org/search/?s=north%20africa&x=0&y=0&site

IGOs
International Money Fund (IMF). http://www.imf.org/external/country/Index.htm
UN News Centre. “Winds of change: North Africa & Middle East.” http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=129&Body=North+Africa&
The World Bank. http://www.worldbank.org/en/country

Journals
African Journals Online. http://www.ajol.info/
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa. “Journal of the Middle East and Africa.” http://www.asmeascholars.org/publication_cat/journal-of-the-middle-east-and-africa/
The Journal of Democracy. “Middle East and North Africa.” http://www.journalofdemocracy.org/regions/middle-east-and-north-africa
The North Africa Journal. http://www.north-africa.com/

News
Al Jazeera. American Edition. http://america.aljazeera.com/
allAfrica. http://allafrica.com/middleeastandafrica/
BBC. “Africa.” http://www.bbc.com/news/world/africa/
——. “Middle East.” http://www.bbc.com/news/world/middle_east/
CBS News. http://www.cbsnews.com/
Financial Times. “Middle East & North Africa.” http://www.ft.com/world/mideast
The Guardian. “Middle East and North Africa.” http://www.theguardian.com/world/middleeast/roundup

Mother Jones. “Politics.” http://www.motherjones.com/politics

Reuters. “Middle East.” http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east

——. “North Africa.” http://www.reuters.com/places/africa

VICE News. “Middle East.” https://news.vice.com/topics/middle-east

NGOs
Amnesty International. “Middle East and North Africa.” http://www.amnestyusa.org/search/node/Middle%20East%20North%20Africa

Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Global. http://www.crdfglobal.org/where-we-work/regions/middle-east-and-north-africa

Reporters Without Borders. “Middle East and North Africa.” http://en.rsf.org/middle-east-north-africa.html

Transparency International. http://www.transparency.org/

OSINT Guides

Internet Archive. “Way Back Machine.” https://archive.org/

Reuser’s New Repertorium. “The Open Source Intelligence Resource Discovery Toolkit.” http://rr.reuser.biz/

Think Tanks

Carleton University Country Indicators for Foreign Policy. http://www4.carleton.ca/cifp/

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). “Middle East and North Africa.” http://www.cfr.org/region/middle-east-north-africa/ri165

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “Africa.” http://csis.org/region/africa

——. “Middle East.” http://csis.org/region/middle-east

Duke University. “Middle East & Islamic Studies.” http://guides.library.duke.edu/mideast

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. http://www.start.umd.edu/

National Defense University. “MERLIN.” http://ndu.libguides.com/merln

Naval Post Graduate School Dudley Knox Library. “Africa.” http://libguides.nps.edu/africa?hs=a

——. “Middle East.” http://libguides.nps.edu/middleeast?hs=a

RAND. “Center for Middle East Public Policy.” http://www.rand.org/international/cmepp.html

Stanford University. “Middle East Political Sites Project.” http://webarchives.cdlib.org/a/MidEastPolitics/sites

STRATFOR Global Intelligence. “Middle East and North Africa.” http://www.stratfor.com/search/site/Middle%20East%20North%20Africa

University of Michigan. “Center for Middle East and North Africa Studies.” http://www.ii.umich.edu/cmenas/

Wilson Center. “Middle East and North Africa.” http://www.wilsoncenter.org/region/middle-east-and-north-africa
MENA Media Assets:
(Found using BBC Country Profiles)

Egypt:
Al-Ahram Weekly. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/
• State owned, English edition of the oldest newspaper in the Arab World
Daily News Egypt. http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/
• Privately owned, English edition
Egypt Independent. http://www.egyptindependent.com/
• Private daily paper in English

Iraq:
Azzaman English. http://www.azzaman.com/english/
• Private English newspaper, printed in Baghdad and Basra
Iraqi News. http://www.iraqinews.com/#axzz2wzSdArp4
• English news web page
National Iraq News Agency. http://www.ninanews.com/English/index.asp
• Private, English daily paper
Iran:
Fars News Agency. http://english.farsnews.com/
• Iranian Revolutionary Guards affiliated paper
Iran Daily. http://www.iran-daily.com/
• State ran, English paper
Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA). http://www.isna.ir/en
• English paper
Mehr News. http://en.mehrnews.com/
• Islamic Propaganda Organization newspaper
Press TV. http://www.presstv.ir/
• State ran satellite channel
Tehran Times. http://www.tehrantimes.com/
• State ran, English paper

Israel:
Israel Hayom. http://www.israelhayom.com/
• English newspaper in Tel Aviv
The Jerusalem Post. http://www.jpost.com/
• Bestselling English daily newspaper in Israel
Yediot Aharonot. http://www.ynetnews.com/home/0,7340,L-3083,00.html
• English newspaper based in Tel Aviv

Saudi Arabia:
Al-Sharq al-Awsat. http://www.aawsat.net/
• Arab newspaper published in London
Arab News. http://www.arabnews.com/
• English newspaper from Jeddah.
Saudi Gazette. http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/
• English newspaper from Jeddah.
Saudi Press Agency. http://www.spa.gov.sa/English/index.php
• State owned English paper

Turkey:
CNN Turk. http://www.cnnturk.com/
• Turkish version of CNN
Daily Sabah. http://www.dailysabah.com/
• Mass circulation newspaper translated into English
Hurriyet Daily News. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/
• Mass circulation newspaper translated into English
Today’s Zaman. http://www.todayszaman.com/home
• Mass circulation newspaper translated into English

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