LDB authors are active in a wide range of research publication. These articles are some of the most recent contributions in areas relevant to LDB's mission.
The Morass of Middle East Studies: Title VI of the Higher Education Act and Federally Funded Area Studies
Six years ago, Congress recognized the need for “diverse perspectives” in federally funded Middle East Studies programs. Congress had created the so-called “Title VI programs” in 1958 to address Cold War national security demands. After September 11, 2001, it was more important than ever to provide United States intelligence and armed services agencies with a pipeline of skilled workers. Unfortunately, Title VI programs were not serving their intended purpose.