Links for 07.12.09

Iran's rebellious students: Go underground | The Economist | On the continuing restraints on political organization and communication after the protests have died off (well some continue).
Trouble in the United Arab Emirates: The perils of autocracy | The Economist | On the UAE's economic troubles and their political consequences.
برنامج زيارة الرئيس إلى الولايات المتحدة - بوابة الشروق |
Book Review: 'The Attack on the Liberty' by James Scott - washingtonpost.com | Review of a new book on the USS Liberty.
Scoundrel or Statesman? The case of Ely Ould Mohamed Vall « The Moor Next Door | Kal on Ely Ould Mohamed Vall of Mauritania, a presidential hopeful who backed the democratic coup but now opposes the second, not-so-democratic, follow-up coup.

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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.