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London Middle East Institute

The Middle East in London Magazine

The Middle East in London is a bimonthly magazine published by the London Middle East Institute. Each issue is organised around a central theme related to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and the variety of themes is constantly growing. From issues focussing on particular countries (Iraq, Turkey, Palestine) to those spotlighting topics such as oil, contemporary art, the environment and minorities, the magazine endeavours to offer its readers articles that are thought-provoking and fresh; it is not a news publication. The works of contemporary Middle Eastern artists are often featured on the cover and inside the magazine, familiarising readers with MENA’s art scene and adding additional layers of depth to issue themes and individual articles.

Reviews of books, events, films, restaurants, etc. related to the Middle East can also be found inside the pages of The Middle East in London, along with a comprehensive guide to events pertaining to MENA happening in and around London.

Current Issue

Middle East in London Cover June - July 2017


(June–July 2017)
♦ A president in control of the executive, legislature and judiciary ♦ Erdo─čan's victory and the unravelling of political Islam in Turkey ♦ Turkey's institutional fragility ♦ The future of Turkey's Kurds? ♦ Turkey's journalists in a battle for survival ♦ The Turkish economy struggling with political volatility ♦ Turkey's new dynamics in global energy and geopolitics ♦ Istanbul Film Festival ♦ PLUS Reviews and events in London