The Long War

Another good al-Jazeera English feature, here on the "long war" between al-Qaeda and, well, just about everyone else. Panel of commentators includes Lawrence Wright, Robert Pape, Gen. Richard Myers, and Mark Sageman.

Part II after the fold.

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,