Well, it looks like people out there are reading the blog. I was recently contacted by Matt Trevithick, who runs the Middle East Alliance out of the American University in Iraq. The website provides an overview on the Middle Eastern blogosphere, with updates on stories that Matt thinks are especially interesting. The portal of the website contains a nice interface that allows you on to click on individual countries to see what bloggers there have been posting recently. While Matt noted in his email to me that target audience is largely the foreign policy crowd in DC, the site is definitely useful for the rest of us as well. Thanks Matt! Looks like a great site. My only suggestion would be to add blogs in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish, but maybe that will come in time . .