Forbidden Zone

Hannah Allam has a cool inventory of signs spotted in Baghdad's Green Zone.

Update: Now Hannah has a list of military acronyms used in Iraq.

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,