• The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
    The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
    Joshua Mitchell and Clyde Wilcox, Georgetown University Professors
  • NEW CIRS Occasional Paper
    NEW CIRS Occasional Paper
  • Ibrahim Jaidah Monthly Dialogue
    Ibrahim Jaidah
    Transitions in Qatar’s Architectural Identity
  • Annual Report 2015-2016
    CIRS Publishes Annual Report 2015-2016
  • CIRS Faculty Fellows 2016-2017
    CIRS Faculty Fellows 2016-2017
    Hadeel Al-Khatib and Abdullah Al-Arian
  • The Importance of Being Ernst Hero
    New CIRS Paper
    Israel’s Role in Taiwan’s Defense
  • Arabic Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC Summary Report
    New Arabic Publication
    Arab Migrant Communities in the GCC
  • Bullets and Bulletins Hero
    Buy the Book
  • The Impossibility of Palestine
    New CIRS Book
  • fragile politics HERO
    New CIRS Book

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Center for International & Regional Studies

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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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