FT special on Egypt

Two days ago the FT did a special on Egypt, with about a dozen different stories. I enjoyed reading this column by Samir Raafat about the history of Omar Effendi. There's a lot more there, including this one on the Sinai bombing trial, this one on Egypt's waning regional role and this one on growing income inequality.

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.