Middle East Political Borders
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/maps/pol.html

Politics: From Royalty to Democracy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/themes/politics/index.html
Politics in the Middle East, far from being solely an issue of Islamic resurgence as is often presented by Western media, actually reflects a complex mixture of issues that include nationalism, religion, social and economic concerns, anti-colonialist sentiments, tribal loyalties, and ethnic identities.

U.S. Foreign Policy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/questions/uspolicy/index.html
What have been the role and effects of U.S. foreign policies and actions in the Middle East?


Economics: It's More Than Oil
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/themes/economics/index.html
National economies throughout the Middle East struggled in the 19th and 20th centuries to develop their natural and human resources, to modernize their societies, and to raise their standards of living.

Nation-States
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/questions/nations/index.html
How were the modern nation-states of the Middle East created?

Natural Resources
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/questions/resource/index.html
What role have natural resources played in the politics and economy of the Middle East?

Islamic Revolution
http://www.pbs.org/visavis/islam_rev_mstr.html
Vis à Vis explores why the '79 Revolution took place and what has happened since then.


Near Eastern Affairs: Country Information
http://www.state.gov/www/regions/nea/nea_country.html
Country information and U.S. Department of State publications


The World Factbook 2001
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
The Central Intelligence Agency publishes information on the geography, people, government, and economy of each Middle Eastern country.