To all those interested in the Middle East the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has a great archive of audio programs relating to various topics on I-Tunes U. In this new world of wikipedia it is often difficult to find scholarly information. The team at CSIS has a plethora of commentators, research, and interviews. A few things to look for:
1.) Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience
2.) America’s Longest War: A conversation with Ambassador Holbrooke
3.) Treading on Hollowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces
4.) Can Iran’s Bomb Be Stopped?
All four audio programs are around an hour and offer great insight into a few key topics in the Middle East.