Think tank

Middle East Forum

MEF

Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Middle East Forum promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects western values from Middle Eastern threats. The Forum sees the region — with its profusion of dictatorships, radical ideologies, existential conflicts, border disagreements, corruption, political violence, and weapons of mass destruction — as a major source of problems for the United States. They urge bold measures to protect Americans and their allies. In the Middle East, they focus on ways to defeat radical Islam; work for Palestinian acceptance of Israel; develop strategies to contain Iran; and deal with the great advances of anarchy. In the USA, the Forum emphasizes the danger of lawful Islamism; protects the freedoms of anti-Islamist authors, activists, and publishers; and works to improve Middle East studies. The Middle East Forum realizes its goals through three main mechanisms: Intellectual: The Forum provides context, insights, and policy recommendations through the Middle East Quarterly, staff writings, public lectures, radio and television appearances, and conference calls (see below for details). Operational: The Forum exerts an active influence through its projects, including Campus Watch, Islamist Watch, Legal Project, Washington Project, Apartheid Monitor, and Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellowship Program (see below for details). Philanthropic: The Forum annually distributes US$1.5 million in earmarked donations through its Education Fund, helping researchers, writers, investigators, and activists around the world.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.meforum.org/

Address:
Middle East Forum, 1650 Market Street, Suite 3600, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Middle East
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1990
Age (years)
Middle East Forum
 31
United States average
 38
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Daniel Pipes
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Gregg Roman
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Daniel Pipes
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Daniel Pipes
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Middle East Forum
 17
United States average
 37
Global average
 75
2017
Middle East Forum
 24
% Female staff
2021
Middle East Forum
 0%
United States average
 1%
Global average
 0%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Middle East Forum
 561
United States average
 57
Global average
 33
Financials
2015
Middle East Forum
 $4,324,625
United States average
 $21,202,007
Global average
 $57,160,467

Social

Likes (2021)
Middle East Forum
 136,880
United States average
 86,712
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Middle East Forum
 141,433
Likes (2017)
Middle East Forum
 142,214
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Middle East Forum
 21,308
United States average
 46,907
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 20,738
Followers (2018)
Middle East Forum
 19,974
Subscribers (2021)
Middle East Forum
 1,700
United States average
 15,377
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 650
Followers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 216
United States average
 15,265
Global average
 8,281
Followers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 642
United States average
 8,453
Global average
 6,628

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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