Institute of the Middle East, until 2005 - Institute for the Study of Israel and the Middle East (since 1995), was founded in 1993 as the Institute for the Study of Israel. The founders set themselves the task of stopping the degradation of Russian Oriental studies in the field of studying the Near and Middle East, preserving archival and library funds, supporting existing ones and attracting young specialists. A significant role in the formation of the Institute was played by the acquaintance of its creators with the experience of the American, British, French and Israeli schools for the study of BSV. The library and archive of the IBS are unique. Among them are monographs, collections, regional reference books, the series “Middle East and Modernity”, “Arab Countries”, and the youth “Oriental Collection”. The IBI issues monthly the reviews “Political-Military Situation in Iraq”, “Iran - Political-Military Situation” and “Iran - Economic Situation”, situational reviews on Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Somalia. A weekly review is published “On Changes in the Military-Political Situation in the Middle East and North Africa”. Projects implemented by the IBS in the field of studying Israel have no world analogues.
We have been cooperating since 2017. Various research and development events, such as conferences, seminars, etc., are regularly held at the site of the Middle East.