Column: On Wikileaks

My new column at al-Masri al-Youm looks at the way the Wikileaks revelation has been received and wonders if we've become desensitized about war and war crimes. Is Abu Ghraib the new normal?

Also, columnist colleague Ahmed al-Sawi looks at the need for an Arab Wikileaks.

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.