"Mubarak's spring chill"

Simon Tisdall offers a decent if run-of-the-mill analysis of Egypt's backpedaling on reform. More interesting is the comment below his piece.

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.