Hosni, poet

Who would have thought?

Asked about the view of some U.S. conservatives that a stable democracy in Iraq would act as a lighthouse for the whole region, Mubarak said: "Probably not much more will come out of that than the light of the Moon."
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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, www.arabist.net.