Wednesday, December 17, 2008


The Arab Gulf is a rapidly modernizing world that is deeply entrenched in old ways. I hope to provide a glimpse of this region, particularly its social and cultural complexities, in this blog. As I travel around the Gulf, and other areas in the wider Middle East, I will focus on the people, their beliefs, their lifestyles and their traditions, all of which are so rarely accurately represented (if at all) in the American and world media. What's this oil-steeped, war-ravaged, fatwa-issuing region really all about?