Ethics problem resolved

Remember that scandal about the Lincoln Group, a Pentagon consultant that paid off Iraqi reporters to print stories favorable to the occupation? Well, that wasn't against Pentagon policies after all -- no rules were broken. I'm relieved.

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,