Cole on Friedman

Juan Cole has an important if much too polite post on why Thomas Friedman is a fucking moron. Yes, I know, not exactly stop-the-presses kind of news, but still important.

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,