Who likes whom in the Middle East? "This kind of visualisation is called a “forced network” where the entities are bound in a mesh of connections. Seemed like an appropriate form, given the density and complexity of the Middle East situation. It’s also meant as a kind of visual joke. The complexity is nearly off-the-scale, displaying how such an intricate, matted fabric defies simple solutions."
beautiful interactive infographic about who loves who and who hates who in the complex middle-east conflict(s): http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/the-middle-east-key-players-notable-relationships/