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Issandr El Amrani

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Moroccan-American writer and analyst. He founded this blog in 2003. His reporting and commentary on the region has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and many other regional and international publications.

He began his journalistic career at the Cairo Times (2000-2003), was a co-founder of Cairo (2005-2006), and has worked as a consultant for corporate and NGO clients, advising them on Egyptian and Arab politics and business.

After 14 years in Cairo, Issandr moved to Rabat in July 2014. He lives there with his wife, Ursula Lindsey, and their son Milo. He is currently the director of the North Africa Project at International Crisis Group, overseeing the conflict prevention and resolution NGO's work from Morocco to Egypt.

Issandr can be contacted here.

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High-resolution version of the portrait to the right. (Credit: Elijah Zarwan)