The series “The Countries and Peoples of the Near and Middle East” has been published in the Institute of Oriental Studies of NAS RA since 1960. The collection includes research on the history of ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary periods of history of the Near and Middle Eastern countries, as well as on the issues of source studies and philology. Significant attention is paid to the coverage of political developments in the region, international relations and other issues.
Until 2021s the periodical was named “The Countries and Peoples of the Near and Middle East”. Since 2021 the journal renamed as a "Bulletin of the Institute of Oriental Studies" (BIOS). The current issues of the "Bulletin of the Institute of Oriental Studies" includes studies on the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary history of the countries of the Southwest Asia, as well as issues of source studies and philology. A considerable part deals with the ongoing developments and processes in the Eurasian region. The periodical may be of interest for the orientalists, specialists in the field of Armenology and international relations.
The collection also publishes works on relations between the Middle East and other regions of Eurasia. The articles are published in Armenian, Russian, English and other European languages.