Wednesday, October 1, 2014

9--make that 10--attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

We know the world is complicated, and no where does it seem more complicated than in the region we of European descent refer to as the Middle East.


WaPo's Alan Taylor introduces his collection of nine charts which endeavor to explain the crazy complexity of Middle East in an article entitled 9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East


Does this look familiar?


Compare this chart (one of 9 shown in the article)...







...to my pre-ISIL Aug 28, 2013 effort reproduced below






The more things change, the more they stay the same.