Reform? What reform?

Last summer, Cairo felt a bit like a pressure cooker. There seemed to be demonstrations every other day, and there was a sense that something had to change. But after the elections and the violence and the fraud, Egypt seems to be “back to square one,� as one analyst told me. For more on the way reform has stalled, and the efforts of some groups (judges, activists) to fight back, you can listen to this story I did recently for The World.

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,