Tuesday, July 23,  2019
Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a freelance journalist and commentator. An editor of the now defunct Cairo Times and Founder of Cairo Magazines, he has lived in Cairo since 2000, writing about Egypt and the Middle East for a wide range of UK and US publications. After a stint as the International Crisis Group's North Africa analyst in 2007-2009, he has returned to journalism and political consulting. He was the Cairo correspondent for Middle East International and writes for The Economist, The Financial Times, The London Review of Books, Foreign Policy, The National, Bidoun among other publications.


The Plot against EgyptIf there is a plot against Egypt, it's the plot of those who prefer to pass the buck rather than roll up their sleeves


There’s No Grey in Our Flag

 “In the land of all black and all white, shouting grey is blasphemy;” and there are 80 million shades of grey in Egypt. Continue Reading

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Editorial – The Nile

It’s simple really, if we don’t save the Nile, everything else we are debating, discussing, arguing about will be irrelevant. Continue Reading

An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. We can never forget that it was your courage and foresight that called for change and a transition...  Continue Reading

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Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahems are stand-alone cartoons interspersed throughout the paper that humorously raise a specific question or point out an apparent contradiction,...  Continue Reading

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