Interview with exiled Syrian MP Maamoun al-Homsi

Babelmed has an interesting interview with the former Syrian MP Maamoun al-Homsi, who was imprisoned by the regime several years ago and now lives in exile. Part one and part two.
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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.