Links 25 May 2011

  • حملة لعودة وزارة الطيران المدني بدون لواءات قوات جوية  (68)
    FB group against military control of civil aviation, EgyptAir
  • Martin van Creveld: Israel Doesn’t Need the West Bank To Be Secure – Forward.com
    The best refutation I've read of the claim that the 67 borders are "indefensible."
  • The IMF versus the Arab spring | Austin Mackell | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
    But has IMF learned from 90s? RT @austingmackell: My piece on the #IMF and it's moves against #Jan25 and #Egyworkers:
  • Talkin’ Mid-East Politics | Town Square Delaware
    Greg Gause cuts through the BS.
  • FT - Tide of Tunisian migrants leads to tragedy
  • How democratic is Libya's opposition? | Ranj Alaaldin | Comment is free
  • Will the Saudis Kill the Arab Spring? - Bloomberg
    Vali Nasr says US on collision course with Saudi.
  • Yemen's Shia dilemma - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
    Nir Rosen.
  • Feeling the Ignorance at AIPAC 2011
    AIPAC supporters: idiots as well as assholes.
  • The Associated Press: FACT CHECK: Netanyahu speech ignores rival claims
    Fact Checking Netanyahu's speech before US Congress
  • LRB · Safa Al Ahmad · Diary
    From eastern Saudi Arabia (subs).
  • Beirut Graffiti « LRB blog
  • One Last Time
    Good post by Sandmonkey on Egypt take part in #May27. He gets the details of Algeria's FIS wrong though, more complicated than that.
  • Piggipedia – SS Colonel Hisham el-Khateeb
    Police musical chairs in Alex.
  • 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.