You may have noticed that the site is occasionally flooded with comment spam. I think I've fixed that now (thanks to this) so hopefully it won't be a nuisance anymore.

Apologies if any of the spam was offensive.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,