Egypt's wall

"The high one built the High Dam; the low one built the Low Barrier"

I have an article on Egypt's underground barrier with Gaza just published at MERIP. It's a bit of a round-up of reactions so far: the criticism by the opposition, the arguments and creative bluster of government officials, the strategies adopted by international and local activists. 

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Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey is the managing editor of the Arabist blog. She writes about culture, education and politics in the Arab world. She lived in Cairo from 2002 to 2013 and got her start at the ground-breaking independent magazine Cairo Times. She was the culture editor of Cairo magazine in 2005-2006 and served as special projects editor at the independent news site Mada Masr in 2013-2014. She is the Chronicle of Higher Education's Middle East correspondent. She contributes to the BBC-PRI radio program The World, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, Bookforum and the blog of the London Review of Books.