Links 14-16 November 2010

Over the last couple of days I experimented with some new ways to link, and launched our own short link url (arb.st) for use on Twitter. This meant that some recent links don't appear here — so remember, do look at the sidebar or follow Arabist on Twitter for a lot more links, retweets and commentary than appear on this site (at least until I find a way to integrate it all.)  

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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.