08/26/2013 11:15 am ET

A Short Guide To The Middle East (PHOTO)

Who says politics in the Middle East are complicated? Financial Times reader KN al-Sabah manages to bring you everything you need to know about alliances and rivalries in the region in just six paragraphs.

The note was published in the August 22 edition of the Financial Times.

"Welcome to the Middle East and have a nice day."