Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations
 Where is the Middle East?
CIA, Directorate of Intelligence, 2002

The CIA's Directorate of Intelligence (DI) created an Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis around 1975. This regional nomenclature persisted through subsequent departmental reorganizations.

Source: Mart Lidy, “Appendix K: Areas of Responsibilities of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies,” K4-K14, retrieved from http://www.ndu.edu/itea/storage/528/Lidy_Interagency_Boundaries.pdf

"Near East and South Asia"
Afghanistan
Algeria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Egypt
Gaza Strip
India
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tunisia
UAE
West Bank
Yemen
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