Links 7-10 November 2011

What if I put out these links as individual short posts, but also did the roundups. Would people like that? By the way the latest links are always on my Twitter account, @arabist.

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,