Welcome to Middle East Update. Enjoy a cup of tea, proper Turkish coffee, or shisha pipe while you’re here. Think of this as a café to discuss the latest goings on in the Arab Uprisings and beyond. We don’t have backgammon here, but there is occasional trivia.
The only rule is that I generally limit the topics to the Middle East and North Africa.
Basic reference material, such as maps and such can be added later here upon request, to assist familiarizing and helping you follow events.
Additional information may also be found in past articles by me: