Ashraf KhalilASHRAF KHALIL has covered the Middle East for Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, the Times of London and The Economist.  He worked as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in Baghdad and Jerusalem and has been based in Cairo for most of the last fifteen years. He is an Egyptian-American, born and raised in the US and a graduate of Indiana University. His first book, Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation, was published by St. Martin’s Press on January 3, 2012.