Egypt Archive

A very young population: most Yemenis are under 15

Pyramids in the Middle East

Much has been made of the fact that the the crowds protesting in Egypt against former President Hosni Mubarak consisted mainly of young people. This should not, however, be surprising. Any crowd picked randomly from the Egyptian population would consist mainly of …
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.” …