Links 13-14 August 2012

I know I recently said I would only do link dumps once a week since I introduced the new short posts, but there is so much to link to. 

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,