MES Publications


Middle East Studies at the Krulak Center (MES) serves as the Marine Corps’ center of expertise on the broader Middle East including South and Central Asia, parts of North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Black Sea region, regions in the Muslim majority world with historical ties to the Middle East, and the Eastern Mediterranean.  Founded in 2007 as an open-source professional military education (PME) resource on Iran for Marine Corps University (MCU) and fleet commanders, MES has expanded to align with evolving Marine Corps needs and requirements including examining Chinese and Russian policies and activities in these regions.  The central goal of MES is to deepen the Marine Corps’ understanding of these critical regions through professional military education and predeployment preparation as well as through MES faculty’s teaching and research, events, in-house publications, including the bi-monthly MES Insights, and outreach to sister PME institutions, other U.S. government agencies, U.S. military services and service institutions, nongovernmental organizations, international military partners, and academia more broadly.