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Middle Eastern Studies

These pages will enable you to locate books, journals, and electronic resources on the MIddle-East


The map shows the comparative strengths of LSE Library collections for Middle Eastern countries with the darkest blue denoting the highest concentration.

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  • Iranian Diplomacy Evolves: What’s next for Iran?
    by Alireza Shams Lahijani With final steps of sealing the anticipated deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) well underway, Iran is preparing to open a new chapter in its foreign relations just as it did in the aftermath of the Iraq-Iran war. What comes next for Iran is the crucial […]
  • Lebanon is revising its policies towards the Syrian refugee crisis, but are the new measures in its real interest?
    by Filippo Dionigi Among the effects of the Syrian civil war is the massive exodus of refugees flowing into neighbouring countries. Relatively to its size, Lebanon is the most affected state. The number of Syrians registered with the UNHCR in Lebanon is nearly 1.2 million, a quarter of its autochthonous population, and this is only a partial figure. Perhaps surprisingly, […]