A premier research institute devoted to the academic study of regional and international issues

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Center for International & Regional Studies

Education City,
P.O. Box 23689
Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974 4457 8400
Fax: +974 4457 8401

Research & Scholarship

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. The CIRS Publications Series includes Books, Summary Reports (in English and Arabic), Occasional Papers, Asia PapersAnnual Reports, Newsletters, and Briefs. Through its publications, CIRS provides in-depth examination of ideas and issues of contemporary academic and political significance.

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