There are some serious changes taking place at 'Understanding the Middle East and Islam'.
First, Understanding the Middle East and Islam is no more: I will now be posting at 'The Talibatan' (http://thetalibatan.wordpress.com/) so change your homepages.
Second, as the new blog title suggests to you Arabic speakers (for those who don't: talibatan means 'the two students' (female) in Arabic) I will be one of two posting at this blog. My close friend and fellow Middle East and Arabic enthusiast/scholar, Andrea, will also write on the new site. Double trouble.
The blog will be on all things Middle East as this one was, but will also include Andrea's brilliant musings, and dispatches from me from Suleimaniya, Iraq where I am moving this Sunday, Sept 6. I will be working at the American University of Iraq at Suleimaniya, AUIS.