Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Thinking Blog Awards

Nur is pretty delighted about being tagged by David Kaiser at History Unfolding as part of the Thinking Blog pyramid! I enjoy all the blogs I link to so it's somewhat embarrassing to have to create a short list, but here goes:

1. Duck of Minerva: International Relations profs run this joint, with an accent on US foreign relations. Includes sharp commentary on current events.

2. Sci Guy: Eric Berger is the science reporter for the Houston Chronicle but somehow finds the time for at least one wonderfully interesting blogpost a day. Engages the commenters, too!

3. Syria Comment: Josh Landis, US area expert on Syria. A must-read to cut through the fog of disinformation and threatening rhetoric

4. Postman Patel hasn't revealed his identity, (I think he's an engineer) but who else can update you on the progress of construction of the US embassy in Iraq (600 luxury apartments, swimming pool, tennis courts, the works...) while providing a scathing portrait of Labour politics.

5. 12 Byzantine Rulers. A blog of sorts, if you count podcasts. A through, utterly amazing introduction to the Second Rome (Byzantium) by Lars Brownworth.


1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think;

2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme;

Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.


Blogger Unknown said...

a superblog to which i have often linked your repubica and figaro translations is
w. patrick lang's Sic Semper Tyrannis 2007

pat lang was former head of human intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency and a professor of Arabic at the USMA at West Point

9:49 AM  
Blogger ziz said...

Lady Patel on reading your suggestions that I am an engineer remarked (rather acidly I felt)that I couldn't screw anything satisfactorily.

Thx for the accolade.

Dein leibende Freund

12:11 AM  

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