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i know i am nor well informed about the
middle east but i suggest this diagram borders on being worthless and
not meriting any analysis.
assuming sisi is commander-in-chief for the egyptian military, there
appear to be serious omissions with regard to the vertices. as far as i
can tell, hezbollah is not represented. nor is the other party, amal,
representing the shite population. i think that qatar is part of ' saudi
and gulf', itself an odd vertex.
and, as martina pointed out, some negative
ties appear to be missing. for this network the boundary problem was not
solved in a satisfactory fashion. also, one blogger does not amount to a
credible source of data but it might be more credible than the ancient
harary middle east diagram. even so, to use the title for this network,
only complete idiots would take this diagram seriously.
with best wishes
On 8/26/2013 3:39 PM, James Holland Jones wrote:
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> Perhaps people have seen, though no one has yet commented on, the remarkable directed, signed sociogram created by the pseudonymous Egyptian blogger "The Big Pharaoh" (twitter: @TheBigPharaoh) and reprinted in the Washington Post today.
> This remarkable digraph is begging for some analysis from someone with a bit of time to kill...
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