Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Middle East Friendship Grid

At his indispensible blog NotPC, Peter Cresswell, commenting on the interesting and valuable chart below (click to enlarge): “Friendship” might be the wrong title. It’s not clear that Iraq, among others, is even friends with itself – let alone the Palestinian Authority and its separate heads."
I agree with Cresswell.  Also, interesting to note that apparently no country or political entity is friends with Al Qaeda according to the chart.  Not sure I buy that, though I am not particularly knowledgeable about Middle East geo-politics.  Regardless, I definitely found this chart to valuable.  By the way, the chart is interactive and part of an article from Slate which you can access here.