Electronic Publications for Middle East & Central Asian Studies
Al-Mawsu‘ah al-Shamilah - الموسوعة الشاملة
This site currently makes more than 3300 books on various fields of Islamic and Arabic studies available online (and downloadable in a compressed format through a program called المكتبة الشاملة 2.11), all for free. They aim at reaching the number of 5000 books available online very shortly. The entire site is in Arabic. The search form and the whole site are very clear and user-friendly. You can also browse the list of books in each discipline.
Al-Waraq provides over a million pages of Arabic and Islamic works (the whole site is in Arabic). This is a very good site that provides extensive information on Arabic literature and humanities (philosophy, theology...) and also full-text version of a number of texts for free, you just need to register first.
The Arab Writers Union
A site which has well developed since 1999. It gives a useful repertory of contemporary Syrian writers who are or were members of this organization, and a full text version of numbers of their most recent literary works (essays in Arabic literature or society, novels, plays, short stories…)
A site devoted to modern Arabic short story and its criticism. There is a brief biography of each author and a sample of his/her work in full text version most of the time. Each section (authors’ repertory, stories, essays in criticism…) is classified by country.
Home of Egyptian & Arab authors on the Web
A user maintained webpage, but it seems to be quite reliable and pretty extensive. It is worth to look at when searching for primary information on less well-known Egyptian authors.
Middle East economic survey
Weekly newsletter on oil and gas sectors in the Middle East but also assessment of political situation.
Moroccan Writers Union
This site gives a useful repertory of contemporary Moroccan writers who are or were members of this organization, and a full text version of numbers of their most recent literary works (essays in Arabic literature or society, novels, plays, short stories...)
Online Middle East Net assessment reports
Online access to assessment papers on Middle Eastern strategic issues.
Tunisian Writers' Union
Site in French and Arabic. Provides short bio-bibliographies of Tunisian contemporary writers.
Union of Syrian Men of Letters
Provides good samples (full text) of contemporary Syrian literature
Silk Road Papers
A collection of policy-focused studies on the politics and economies of the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Open Central Asia
A quarterly magazine published in London covering business, culture and politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus, with a focus on relations between Central Asian and European nations.
Journal of Azerbaijani Studies
A publication of the Khazar University, Azerbaijan
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
The Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) is a Germany-based, quarterly peer-reviewed free, not-for-profit and online academic journal which has been published in English since 2006.
Afghanistan Digital Library
The Afghanistan Digital Library is a project of New York University Libraries working to digitise as many published works (books, newspapers and reports) from Afghanistan as possible, covering all subject areas published during the period 1871-1930. Key topic areas include Afghan history, culture and politics. There are also numerous works on Afghan politics, many of which are published in Arabic. Details on copyright are provided on the website.
Williams Afghan Media Project
This site brings together several collections of photographic images of Afghanistan.
Kurdish linguistic magazine, published twice a year since 1987 to spread the results of the linguistic seminars of the Institut Kurde de Paris on problems of terminology and standardisation of the Kurdish language. All issues of this periodical are available on the Site, as well as the Kurdish - French - English - Turkish index of the first 20 issues.
Articles on all aspects of Muslim heritage, including many historical images.
The Website of Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali, 1917-1996 موقع الشيخ محمد الغزالي, 1917-1996.
A good resource for students of al-Ghazali in particular, and Islamic studies in general. The site includes biographical information and compressed downloads of some of his writings. This site is in Arabic throughout.