For the next two weeks we will be looking at the changing nature of alliances in the Middle East.
VOX- 40 Maps that explain the Middle East
Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. http://www.vox.com/a/maps-explain-the-middle-east