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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: B-2-03
Political-Economic Analyses of the MENA Region


The IDE-JETRO’s web-magazine, Middle East Review, is designed to serve as a new source of information and analyses about the contemporary political, economic, societal, and international issues in the MENA region and the Islamic World in general. This web-magazine is published with the objective of assisting Japanese policy making and economic activities.
The 3rd issue of the Middle East Review, which is the successor to our previous Contemporary Middle East, is planned to be published in March 2016 following the publication of the 2nd issue that resumed in March 2015. This project has been established such that the content planning, management and editing are performed in the proper way.


April 2015 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] SUZUKI Hitoshi
[ Co-researchers ] TSUCHIYA Ichiki
[ Co-researchers ] DARWISHEH Housam
[ Co-researchers ] ISHIGURO Hirotake
[ Co-researchers ] IKEDA Akifumi (Professor and President, Toyo Eiwa University)
[ Co-researchers ] Claire SPENCER (Head of MENA Programme, Chatham House)
[ Co-researchers ] Niel QUILLIAM (Acting Head, MENA Programme, Chatham House)
[ Co-researchers ] Jane KINNINMONT (Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House)


  • Middle East Review of IDE-JETRO