The Middle East, explained in one (sort of terrifying) chart
By Max Fisher
Published: August 26
What could be simpler than the Middle East? A well-known Egyptian blogger who writes under the pseudonym The Big Pharaoh put together this chart laying out the region’s rivalries and alliances. He’s kindly granted me permission to post it, so that Americans might better understand the region. The joke is that it’s not a joke; this is actually pretty accurate.
[Editor's note: It came from the Washington Post. It must be true...]