A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Sunday, February 6, 2011

To Keep You Through the Weekend

I'm trying hard to take my first weekend with little blogging since Tunisia cranked up.

In the meantime, some essential reading:

Michele Dunne, Too Late for Reform Now

Issandr El Amrani, The NDP Shuffle

Issandr El Amrani, RIP the Old Guard

Hossam Bahgat and Soha Abdelaty, What Mubarak Must Do Before He Resigns

And, of course, as always, Al Jazeera's live feed:


David Mack said...

Issandr al-Amrani is right on target in describing what is underway as a slow moving military coup. Among the civilian front men who seem to be survivors, he mentions "Muhammad Kamal, a smart political science professor who obtained his PhD at John Hopkins SAIS." Muhammad, who teaches U.S. politics at Cairo U and is one of Egypt's leading "Americanists", was a resident scholar at MEI for a few months after getting his PhD. This won't save him from opprobrium, of course, for channeling some of his ambition into the NDP, but he is not a dinosaur either.

Michael Collins Dunn said...


I remember Muhammad Kamal as well but am avoiding naming some I know in the NDP who have enough on their hands at the moment.