Middle East Quarterly - Overview

Overview

Middle East Quarterly's publisher, the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum, is an American conservative think tank founded in 1990 by historian and columnist Daniel Pipes, who also serves as its director. According to Michelle Goldberg from Salon magazine, Pipes "has a Ph.D. from Harvard and is the author of 11 books, including the recent Militant Islam Reaches America. The Forum founded the Middle East Quarterly in 1994.

According to the Middle East Forum, the Middle East Quarterly deals with "Middle Eastern affairs". It states that:

"olicy-makers, opinion-makers, academics, and journalists" consult it "for in-depth analysis of the rapidly-changing landscape of the world's most volatile region" and that it publishes "groundbreaking studies, exclusive interviews, insightful commentary, and hard-hitting reviews that tackle the entire range of contemporary concerns – from politics to economics to culture, across a region that stretches from Morocco to Afghanistan."

One of its goals was also to provide a voice to academics who felt that the mainstream academic press was not giving voice to their views on Islam. Until 2009, it did no peer review, leaving nearly all publishing decisions with its editors. The MEQ website explained then that "The Quarterly has become an outlet of choice for policy practitioners and senior scholars secure in their tenure and displeased with the ideological rigidity of the peer-reviewed journals." According to founder Daniel Pipes, "In the halls of academe, the Quarterly delivers a welcome balance to the many materials that relentlessly attack the United States and Israel."

Edited by Efraim Karsh, it is published in print, and all but the current issue are also available as full texts from the website of the Middle East Forum, which does provide links to full texts of some selected current articles. In 2009, MEQ introduced peer review both to improve the quality of articles and "to give junior faculty an opportunity, while building their careers, to express their views freely."

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