Middle East Intelligence Bulletin
Jointly published by the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon and the Middle East Forum
About MEIB

Middle East Intelligence Bulletin (MEIB) was, until July 2004, a monthly online publication focused on internal political developments in the Middle East, especially those that are thinly-covered in other English-language publications. Founded in 1999 by Ziad K. Abdelnour, MEIB was guided by the belief that the provision of accurate, reliable information and objective analysis regarding issues of key concern in the region is a valuable contribution toward policy-making by the U.S. and other governments. In this spirit, MEIB generally did not offer policy recommendations.

In July 2002, the Middle East Forum joined the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon (USCFL) as co-publisher of MEIB in a venture designed to further improve and expand the publication.


Gary C. Gambill is a Ph.D. candidate in Politics at New York University and the author of numerous articles on Middle East politics.


Ziad K. Abdelnour, the president of the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon, is a prominent New York-based international investment banker.

Daniel Pipes, the director of the Middle East Forum, is the author of twelve books on the Middle East and Islam, including Militant Islam Reaches America (W.W. Norton, 2002), and a columnist at The Jerusalem Post.

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Thomas Patrick Carroll
Robert G. Rabil
Michael Rubin
Youssef Haddad
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