About the lack of posts - combination of work and travel means I can't quite find the time right now.

And also about this annoying bug in the commenting system - many of your comments are showing up quite late because I need to manually approve them. So if you've left a comment recently, be patient until I fix this problem.

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,