from From the Potomac to the Euphrates and Middle East Program

Weekend Reading: Mapping the Middle East, What ISIS Is Not, and Egypt’s Total Information Awareness

In this interactive map, David McCandless charts the key players in the Middle East and the relationships between them.

Alireza Doostdar argues that ISIS is more a product of war and instability than Salafist ideology.

Ahmed Ezzat examines the motives and implications to Egypt’s new mass Internet surveillance policy.