Bloggingheads with Steve Cook

Steve Cook of the Council of Foreign Relations (whose blog you should follow) and I did am episode of Bloggingheads yesterday. Unfortunately we had tons of technical problems, in part because of the terrible quality of my internet connection yesterday, so we lost some of it — the bit where we discussed the arrest of the Mubaraks. But there's still a lot there about the army, Egypt's foreign policy, its dire economic straits, and more.

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.