So I've finally found the time (and regained the desire) to restart this site. I don't foresee output being any greater than a few posts per week, but if things in the region pick up, or I get into a groove, I may do more. For now, I'll be content with writing short pieces on topics that interest me. Things should look the same as before, but just as the region has changed in the last year, so too may the subject matter covered. The analysis on this site--like my academic work--will remain apolitical and dispassionate.