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
 32
United States average
 40
Global average
 33
Founded by
Founders: Daniel Pipes
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Daniel Pipes
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Daniel Pipes
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Daniel Pipes
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2017
Middle East Forum
 24
United States average
 53
Global average
 161

Organisational performance

Financials
2015
Middle East Forum
 $4,324,625
United States average
 $21,416,942
Global average
 $57,985,318

Social

Likes (2019)
Middle East Forum
 141,433
United States average
 75,328
Global average
 27,922
Likes (2017)
Middle East Forum
 142,214
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 20,738
United States average
 34,931
Global average
 16,331
Followers (2018)
Middle East Forum
 19,974
Followers (2017)
Middle East Forum
 17,700
Subscribers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 650
United States average
 12,081
Global average
 6,574
Followers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 216
United States average
 15,724
Global average
 9,121
Followers (2019)
Middle East Forum
 642
United States average
 8,326
Global average
 6,899

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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