Essential reading

Articles and documents of topical interest that you may have missed:

Middle East: 
The fire of revolution still burns 
Gilbert Achcar, Socialist Worker, 16 January

Middle East: 
The Arab world into the unknown
Peter Harling and Sarah Birke, Arabist blog, 14 January

Middle East: 
Ethnicity and the future of the Levant
Joshua Landis and Qifa Nabki, 18 December

A Christopher Hitchens dream: Atheism on the rise in Egypt
Khaled Diab, Salon, 27 October

Atheists Rise in Egypt
Magdy Samaan, The ZAM Chronicle, 17 October

The Gulf: 
The Last of the Sheiks?
Christopher Davidson, New York Times, 18 October

The Gulf: 
Kings for All Seasons: How the Middle Eastís Monarchies Survived the Arab Spring
Gregory Gause, Brookings Doha, September (PDF)

The Brotherhood in Bahrain 
Asharq al-Awsat, 22 June 

A day in Sanaa reveals the state of Yemen's national dialogue
Adam Baron, The National, 15 June

Comments on Algeria
The Moor Next Door blog, 9 May 2013

Egyptís new constitution: challenges for religious freedom and related rights
Katrina Lantos Swett. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 12 March

Yemen's National Dialogue
Collected analysis from the Project for Middle East Political Science, 21 March, 2013

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The Birth of Modern Yemen

An e-book by Brian Whitaker exploring Yemen's political development since unification of north and south in 1990.

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Armchair revolution 
Books about the Arab uprisings

Learning Arabic in the Middle East 

What's Really Wrong with the Middle East 
'A passionate call for political and social change in Arab countries ... and a stern critique of the status quo'

Unspeakable Love 
Gay and lesbian life in the Middle East



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