Welcome to MENAVista, an online project dedicated to producing a deeper understanding of the Middle East and North Africa region. In the following pages you will find a list of our services as well as other resources. We hope you will find them useful and pass the word on to others.
MENAVista is seeking interns: MENAVista is seeking college interns who can help develop the MENAVista project. If you have an interest in the Middle East and North Africa region, or if you have computer skills and can help develop our services from a technical perspective, we'd like to hear from you. All work would be via telecommuting and can be done from anywhere in the world provided you have reliable internet access. Click here for more details or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New at MENAVista.com?
20 December 2004: A new book recommendation, "Cairo: The City Victorious" by Max Rodenbeck. Click here to see a description and a link to purchase.
15 December 2004: Pictures of Egypt taken during a trip to the June 2004 OPEC ministerial meeting in Cairo. One of the most fascinating, vibrant cities in the world. The following pictures focused mostly on Islamic monuments and craftsmanship. Click here to see.
27 June 2004: Pictures of Lebanon taken during a trip to the June 2004 OPEC ministerial meeting in Beirut. A beautiful country, some half-decent shots taken from a camera phone. Click here to see.
20 April 2004: The former home of tobacco heiress Doris Duke in Honolulu, Hawaii is now a museum housing an impressive collection of Persian Art. A website and virtual tour of the museum can be found online at www.shangrilahawaii.com. Majid Tehranian, a professor in the School of Communications of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, recently visited the museum. He wrote a review which he has kindly allowed MENAVista to post and which can be accessed by clicking here.
14 January 2004: After a long incubation period sorting out software issues, we have finally launched three of our daily e-mail services. We invite you to learn more about the Middle East and North Africa region by subscribing to the MENAVista Regional Insight, Arab Press Review, and US Press Review. All of these lists consist of once-a-day (weekdays only) emails covering various aspects of the region from a variety of perspectives. Click on the links above or in the sidebar to learn more about each list and subscribe.
31 December 2003: Some minor updates and corrections to the Iraqi Media links page. Click here to go to the Iraqi Media links page.
12 December 2003: A new source was added to the Iraqi Media links page, the semi-official CPA paper Al-Sabah which has both Arabic and English sections on the website. Click here to go to the Iraqi Media links page.
12 December 2003: New pictures showing the damage to the DHL plane struck leaving Baghdad International Airport. The plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile fired by Iraqi insurgents on November 22, 2003. Click here to see.
12 December 2003: A draft article by Michael Kraig of The Stanley Foundation which attempts to place the recent friction over the Pentagon's barring of non-coalition countries from Iraq reconstruction contracts into a broader political and historical perspective. Click here
2 December 2003: New pictures showing the removal of a statue of Saddam Hussein's head from the main Republican Palace in downtown Baghdad. Click here to see.
25 November 2003: Two soon-to-be MENAVista e-mail lists are now available to view daily on the web, the "Regional Insight" with links to cultural articles about the region, and the "Arab Press Review" with links showing how the English-language Middle Eastern press is covering events in the region.
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