Center of Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

Center of Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) is a scholarly journal published by the Arabic Literature Department, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), Surakarta, Indonesia. CMES Journal is published biannually, in June and December.

CMES Journal features research articles and literature reviews on various topics related to Middle Eastern studies, including language, literature, culture, society, and politics. Articles are written in English, Arabic, or Indonesian.

Starting from Volume 16, Number 1, 2023, CMES Journal has introduced a fresh new journal layout and design. This update aims to refresh the appearance of the CMES Journal, align it with modern international journal standards, and provide readers with an enhanced reading experience.

The objectives of CMES Journal are as follows:

  1. To publish research findings and literature reviews related to the Middle Eastern region across various fields as a platform for disseminating scholarly ideas.
  2. To foster academic knowledge and insights among academics and researchers in Middle Eastern studies from diverse perspectives worldwide.
  3. To serve as a platform for researchers of the Middle East worldwide to engage in academic discussions and seek scholarly solutions to regional challenges.

Historically, CMES Journal was initially published as part of the academic activities of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Literature and Fine Arts, UNS, established under the Decree of the Dean of FSSR Number 2545/H27.1.1/KP/2009 on April 16, 2009. The establishment of the journal was a driving force behind the creation of the Arabic Literature Department. With the establishment of the Arabic Literature Department under the Decree of DIKTI Number 1762/02.2/2010 on July 2, 2010, the publication of CMES Journal became a regular academic activity organized by the department.



Call for Academic Reviewers: Join the CMES Journal Reviewer Panel


The Center of Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) Journal invites seasoned researchers and academics in Middle Eastern Studies to join our panel of reviewers. We value individuals who have a record of publishing in well-regarded academic journals and can bring deep insights into our diverse areas of expertise, including General and Arabic Linguistics, Literature, Middle Eastern Culture, Political Studies, and Sociology.

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Call for Papers: Center of Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) Journal

CMES invites scholars and researchers interested in the fields of language (linguistics), literature, culture, society, and politics within the context of the Middle East to submit their research articles or literature reviews for publication in CMES Journal.  
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Vol 16, No 1 (2023)

Table of Contents

Front Matter



Glen Segell
Anouar Hatim
Abdullah Abdullah, Ismail Ubaidillah
Alfi Mardhiyatus Staniyah, Muhammad Khoirul Malik
Akhmad Saikuddin, Abdul Karim Amrullah
Muhammad Bachrul Ulum
Ahmad Jazuli, Suryo Ediyono, Abdul Malik, Alif Al Hilal Ahmad, Siti Muslifah
Apipudin Apipudin
Septyanto Galan Prakoso, Ferdian Ahya Al Putra, Edo Artima Kasla

Back Matter