I don’t actually agree with suggestions made in this article, as I will explain at the end. However it does provide a glimpse into the
Although democratic institutions have been able to establish themselves in the Kurdish autonomous area better than most places in the Middle East, the KRG is
A nice, straightforward interactive graph of the current pattern of alliances and support in the Middle East… well, as nice and straightforward as possible…. http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/04/daily-chart-0?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/themiddleeasternmesh
“The Islamic State, or Daesh, once again showed its ability to surprise observers by its swift capturing of the Iraqi provincial capital of Anbar, Ramadi.
“Although the conflict in Iraq is often portrayed as a conflict between Shi’as, Kurds and Sunnis, the above developments and dynamics show that there are
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/hassan-khomeini-assembly-of-experts-elections-politics.html The endless maneuvering between Iran’s various factions is always fascinating. This article is doubly interesting though, because it highlights the complexities of institutionalizing charismatic