One year ago today

This is still my favorite pic of the Arab Spring (more pics in this post).

What I wrote a year ago: Where Tunisia is now: exhilarating limbo. And a few days later what I wrote for the Guardian on the impact of Tunisia on the region (I was guarded.)

We all owe the Tunisians such an immense debt of gratitude. And admiration. Tahia Tunes

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.