Why Tunis, Why Cairo?

I have a long piece in the London Review of Books on the recent events in Egypt (and touching upon Tunisia, where I was until Friday 28 January). It summarizes my view of events, and the criminal response of the regime still in place to the protest movement.

Make sure you also read Adam Shatz's companion piece on the international dimension of the Egyptian crisis.

And since the LRB is providing these freely, consider subscribing — it's a great publication that deserves support!

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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.