About a year and a half ago I wrote a review of Nicholas Royle's The Uncanny (Routledge, 2003). My piece is finally available, and you can find it here.
Because I have an interest in horror film and gothic literature, I've spent some time studying Freud's famous essay on the uncanny. I even taught it in a class on tragedy and horror that I gave a few times at Bryn Mawr College. (Here's the syllabus for the final version of that class.)
Several years ago I published an essay entitled "Heidegger, the Uncanny, and Jacques Tourneur's Horror Films" in a book entitled Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic Horror. There I contrast Freud's concept of the uncanny with (of all things) Heidegger's concept of the uncanny as it appears in Being and Time, and then I apply the latter concept to Jacques Tourneur's horror films, that is, to Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Leopard Man, and Curse of the Demon.
If you think that my essay would interest you, send me an email and I'll send you a PDF in return.
Edward Luttwak has written one of the more persuasive pieces on the Middle East that I've read recently. In short, Luttwak argues that the Middle East is increasingly irrelevant. Given that this is so, he says, we would be better off if we focused more of our attention elsewhere.