Light blogging this week

I am currently in Rome attending a conference, so I will not be able to post much this week. I apologize to all those who left comments in the past few days -- I'll add some of my own thoughts soon. I'll also have a few comments on the conference, although I probably won't be able to say much as it was confidential and not generally open to the press, as there are both Arabs and Israelis who may not want to be identified. More on that soon.

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,