The Cold War in the Middle East

http://www.arab-hdr.org/
The website of the Arab Human Development Reports, with a rich set of online resources.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/region/mena
The World Bank’s Middle East & North Africa division website.

http://www.sipri.org/
Data and analysis on military expenditures, weapons sales, and related issues provided by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/mar/22/middle-east-protest-interactive-timeline
A compelling interactive timeline of the Arab Spring.