Egypt Archive

A very young population: most Yemenis are under 15

Pyramids in the Middle East

Update: I wrote this post in February 2011, during the early stages of what came to be known as the Arab Spring. Much has happened in the region in the ensuing four years. Governments have been overthrown (in Tunisia, for example,) some countries have …
The (much) Promised Land (near the Dead Sea)

Change in Egypt, and why it matters

Every semester, when I begin the section of my World Regional Geography course dealing with the Middle East, I start by saying: “This is a good time to be studying the Middle East, because it’s in the news so much right now.” …