Links 4-6 November 2012

Below are the links. I also have this piece in the IHT's Latitude on the new Coptic pope. It was written before the statements he made regarding the constitution, linked below, which I consider quite important in the current context.

Oh yeah, and mabrouk ya Obama. Can we close Gitmo and fewer drones now? And regime change in Israel?

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,