• Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC
    Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC
    New CIRS Publication
  • Laurie Brand Monthly Dialogue
    The Politics of National Narratives
    Laurie Brand Monthly Dialogue
  • The Gulf Family Hero
    The Gulf Family
    CIRS Research Initiative
  • Jeremy Koons CIRS Faculty Research Workshop
    CIRS Faculty Research Workshop
    Jeremy Koons Discusses Forthcoming Book
  • Amira El-Zein Focused Discussion
    Amira El-Zein on Saudi Literature
    CIRS Focused Discussion
  • The Muslim World
    CIRS Special Issue
    The Muslim World Journal

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The Center for International and Regional Studies sponsors major studies of regional and international significance, including research initiatives in the areas of international relations, political economy, and domestic politics of the Gulf. CIRS regularly identifies emerging socio-economic and political trends in the region, and develops research initiatives in areas which require further focused scholarship.

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The Center for International and Regional Studies publishes various types of research throughout the academic year, including Occasional Papers, Annual Reports, Newsletters, Books, Summary Reports, and Briefs. Through its Occasional Papers and other publications, CIRS provides in-depth examination of ideas and issues of contemporary academic and political significance.

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