around the web

My regular contribution to the late, lamented Qahwa Sada experiment was a Friday roundup of interesting academic-ish articles recently published about the Middle East.  That seems like a tradition worth continuing.  So without further ado, here are some interesting pieces which caught my eye this week (even if some of them were published earlier):

Also, this might be a good time to point out a few new Middle East themed blogs by interesting folks, in case you haven’t already seen them:

  • Hannah Allam, the fantastic McClatchey journalist now based in Cairo.
  • Charles Levinson, a good journalist who used to contribute to the Arabist, is now in Gaza
  • Daniel Levy, former Israeli official and now of the New America Foundation and Century Foundation, writing on Israeli-Palestinian affairs
  • Faisal al-Qassem, the superstar al-Jazeera talk show host, has been maintaining a blog-like site for a while now (mostly in Arabic).