Op-Ed Columnist - Arabs, Persians, Jews - NYTimes.com

>> Op-Ed Columnist - Arabs, Persians, Jews - NYTimes.com - Exactly - it's not just about Iran, it's about the inability of the Arab regimes to imagine a post-American Middle East: "What’s really at issue here is that neither Israel nor the Arabs want a change in a status quo that locks in Israeli regional military dominance and the cozy relationships — arms deals, aid and all — that U.S. allies from the Gulf to Cairo enjoy."

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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.