The Pulse of the Middle East

Al-Monitor features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East and North Africa, through our reporting and analysis on Egypt, the Gulf, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, North Africa, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. Our Washington coverage looks at how US policy impacts the MENA region.

Founded by Jamal Daniel in 2012, Al-Monitor’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding between the Middle East and the international community by diving deep with analytical pieces from some of the most trusted, independent authors from across the globe.

Our team represents a diverse set of perspectives and Al-Monitor provides a unique, multilingual platform that amplifies their insights to allow us to uncover the trends that are shaping the future of the Middle East.

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Al-Monitor’s content is regularly referenced in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Reuters, Le Monde, The New York Times, The Economist, Le Figaro, la Repubblica, El Pais and many other publications.

The Washington Post has called the site “invaluable,” The Huffington Post referred to it as "a daily must-read for insightful commentary on the Middle East,” while The Economist recommended Al-Monitor’s Egypt and Iran coverage in its What To Read section.


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