Links 27 July - August 4 2011

I was profiled a few days ago in Le Monde. Note that the story has an error: I was a co-founder of Cairo magazine, not of the Cairo Times (where I worked for several years after it was founded in 1997.)

A few links —  but neither the blog posting nor the links will go back to their regular schedule until late August, as I am on holiday and frequently traveling.

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,