Chinese democracy

In my new column over at al-Masri al-Youm, I look at democracy in China and the Arab world. Arabs may generally have it better — much better — but I wonder who has more momentum for change and more legitimacy in their society. All of it of course inspired by Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize.

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.