Activity will be slowly returning, but don't expect regular blogging until the new year...
- The Modernization of Bribery: The Arms Trade in the Arab Gulf
- On offsets.
- Sudan leader vows to bolster Islamic law in north
Bashir boosts Sharia - because that's worked so well for Sudan.
Michael Kinsley reviews W's bio.
Nora Shalaby on the massacre of Luxor.
Israeli press: 13% of Israeli army's civilian employees are Egyptian. Odd.