I don't work in the ME as many of you know, so this is purely a discussion point: With some many regimes falling in the Middle East and so much uncertainty in the region as a whole, is it wise to accept job offers for September? What would you advise to those who have already signed a contract? Much has been written lately about Egypt, home of some many expat teachers, and stories are growing of many teachers not returnjing there to complete their contracts, but what of the rest of the region. Is there anywhere you would or wouldn't go right now? How about the 'grand-daddy' of them all, Saudi, where the pay is often amongst the highest (because so few really want to work there, but a year or two to pay large chunks of mortgage helps). Is this country in danger at all? Who would ever have expected Bahrain, once a place many would have been happy to work at, to have the wobbles? Many years ago I applied to the BS in Tripoli, but was offered a better salary somewhere else before the interview (I still turned up to the interview, one has to be polite). Would anyone consider this a sensible spot even with the good money available? Has anyone applied, or worked in, any of these countries before and wouldn't go now? (I'm a one time Dubai teacher, don't think there's likelihood of problems there, so if I was looking right now I'd probably include it in my OK list). Just throwing it out there for discussion.