Deutsche Zeitschrift für Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur des Orients

German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East

Published by the German Orient-Institute in Berlin


ORIENT is the journal of the German Orient-Institute. It is published in English.


Currently in its 62nd year, ORIENT has established itself as a major reference source on Middle Eastern politics, economics, religion and society. Each edition focuses on a specific topic, for example: the Muslim World and the Internet; the Shia; Turkey and the West; or the US and the Near and Middle East.


ORIENT positions itself at the juncture between academia and the interests of the business and media world, publishing original scholarly articles and a broad range of book reviews. With four issues per year and a distribution of 2,500, it reaches scholars and decision makers in Germany and beyond.