The Near East Section retains custody of materials in more than 40
languages of the area known as the Near East, including the countries
and peoples of the Caucasus and Central Asia. The main linguistic
groupings- Arabic, Armenian, Central Asian, Georgian, Persian,
and Turkish and Turkic Armenian, Georgian–form the basis of a particularly
potent and vital research center on all things Middle Eastern.
Its specialists are available for briefings, for rapid and long-term
reference and research assistance, and for detailed bibliographic
and subject analyses.