Academic Resources

Arabic Forums

Online Arabic forums are a great way to improve one's Arabic, especially one's knowledge of a dialect. Forum users debate politics, economics, religion, family, music, television, and much, much more, and they often write the way they talk. Reading these forums can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. 

Yemen Forums

al-Majlis al-Yemeni

al-Jazeera Television Programs

Al-Jazeera has many television programs that can be watched on its website. Better still, al-Jazeera usually provides the transcripts for entire shows, allowing students to read along when the audio becomes too difficult. Here are just a few of the shows available. Under individual episodes, look for the tab entitled Nuss al-Halqa (نص الحلقة). 

From Washington

In Depth

Palestine Under the Microscope

The Opposite Direction

Today Interview

Without Bounds

Arabic Newspapers







BBC Arabic

Arabic Textbooks

201 Arabic Verbs

501 Arabic Verbs

Advanced Media Arabic

Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from Pre-Islamic Times to the Present

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

al-Kitaab: Part One

al-Kitaab: Part Two

al-Kitaab: Part Three

Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic, The

Elementary Modern Standard Arabic: Volume I

Elementary Modern Standard Arabic: Volume II

Focus on Contemporary Arabic (Conversations with Native Speakers)

Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News

Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader

Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A Learner's Guide

Standard Arabic: An Advanced Course

Tales from Kalila wa Dimna: For Students of Arabic

Thinking Arabic Translation: A Course in Translation Method: Arabic to English 

Top 1,300 Words for Understanding Media Arabic, The

Using Arabic Synonyms

Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)

IO Careers - Employment in international organizations

Middle East Institute

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

American Enterprise Institute

American Islamic Congress

American Security Project

Aspen Institute

Atlantic Council

Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (ACIPSS)

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institute

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carter Center, The

CATO Institute

Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST)

Center for American Progress

Center for Asymmetric Warfare (CAW)

Center for Conflict and Peace Studies (Afghanistan)

Center for International Policy

Center for Naval Analyses

Center for Strategic Communication (CSC)

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Center for Terrorism Law (CTL)

Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare (CTIW), The

Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation Processes (CIR)

Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (HCSTPV)

Century Foundation

Chatam House

Committee on Homeland Security

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)

Council on Foreign Relations


East-West Center

Flashpoint Partners - Jihadist Intelligence

Foreign Policy Research Institute

Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

Freedom House

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Terrorism Database (GTD)

Global Terrorism Research Project (GTRP)


Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institution

Hudson Institute

Institute for Defense Analyses

Institute for Policy Studies

Institute for the Study of Diplomacy

Institute for the Study of War

Institute for the Study of Violent Groups (ISVG)



International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), The

International Institute for Strategic Studies

International Relations Center

Jamestown Foundation

National Democratic Institute

National Endowment for Democracy

New America Foundation

Open Society Foundations

Partners for Democratic Change

Peterson Institute for International Economics


Project for the Research of Islamist Movements (PRISM)

Project on Violent Conflict (PVC)

Quilliam Foundation

RAND Corporation

Resources for the Future

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Search for Common Ground


Society for Terrorism Research (STR)

Stimson Center

Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA)

TRAC: Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center