Every month since its founding in 2007, Al-Mesbar Center has published “The Monthly Book,” a full-length volume of research in Arabic, on a topic of pressing concern to the region’s decision makers — complete with granular findings from primary sources largely unavailable elsewhere. Now, for readers of English, the Center presents a description of the content of each book, searchable by topic, country, and subregion of the Muslim world. For information about subscribing to the Monthly Book, acquiring prior volumes, or commissioning full translations, contact us.

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine

Published: March 01, 2009

In its 27th monthly book, Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center explores the many questions raised about the political project of the Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine, both intellectually and militarily. Adnan Abu Amer deals with the beginnings of the movement—its historical data and political context. Amer Khalil looks at the organizational structure of the Islamic Jihad […]

Al-Qaeda: Expansion

Published: February 01, 2009

In its 26th monthly book, Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center looks at the indications and the evidence of expansion of Al-Qaeda. Marwan Shahadeh writes about Al-Zarqawi and Al-Qaeda’s strategy in Iraq. He starts with the initial hypothesis that bad planning for the post-Iraq war in 2003 was a major failure and a strategic mistake that […]

Tunisian Islamism

Published: February 01, 2009

In its 28th monthly book, Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center highlights the Islamist movement of Tunisia, which is one of the most prominent Islamist movements in the Arab and Muslim world, and the first to exist in Maghreb. Salah Jourchi gives us the parameters of this environment and its most important characteristics. Fadel Al-Baladi, previously a […]

Egyptian Islamic Jihad

Published: January 01, 2009

In its 25th monthly book, Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center sheds light on Egypt’s “Jihad Organization,” tracking the changes it underwent regarding its references, conducts, and concepts. Kamal Habib, founding member and former leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, goes back to the establishment of the Islamic Group by Mohammad Abdel Salam in the 1970s. […]