The Arab world shrugs

Perveen Ali (LSE): "I am Iraq": Law, Life and Violence in the Formation of the Iraqi State. From, Jean-Luc Nancy on what the Arab peoples signify to us. Petropolitics and democratization in the Middle East: Richard Javad Heydarian on the economics of the Arab Spring. Max Rodenbeck on bin Laden’s death and why the Arab world shrugs. No one truly belongs in Dubai, where the legacy of oil has made everything worthless. A review of Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies Table Our Journey Through the Middle East by Ted Dekker. Vanity Fair documents the courage and character of Egypt’s revolutionaries. Sons of the Revolution: Can a ragtag civilian army in Libya defeat a dictator? A review of Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in Contemporary Saudi Arabia by Stephane Lacroix. Qatar is quietly making a name for itself in international finance and politics. Tarek Osman on Egypt’s past and present and the main issues facing the post-revolutionary Arab world. The New Cold War: There has long been bad blood between Iran and Saudi Arabia, but popular protests across the Middle East now threaten to turn the rivalry into a tense and dangerous regional divide. To stop the Arab Spring developing into an oppressive winter, the changemakers should read their Camus. Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater Worldwide, has been hired to assemble a force of foreign troops in the United Arab Emirates. An interview with Amr Moussa, secretary-general of the Arab League and would-be president of Egypt. The danger of falling tyrants: As dictatorships crumble across the Middle East, what happens if Arab democracy means the rise of radical Islamism? (and an interview with Hillary Clinton). The Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories: Matthew Gray on why falsehoods flourish in the Muslim world (and a look at the 6 wackiest Osama bin Laden conspiracy theories).