Tarek Osman


Tarek Osman published his prescient and internationally best-selling book Egypt on the Brink with Yale University Press weeks before Egypt's 2011 uprising. He has appeared as a commentator on most major international news networks and is a regular contributor on the Arab world and Islamism for many leading newspapers and magazines worldwide. He wrote and presented the BBC documentary series 'The Making of the Modern Arab World' (2013) and 'Sands of Time: A History of Saudi Arabia' (2015), and is the political counsellor for the Arab world at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Tarek has sixteen years' experience in political-economy advisory, strategy consulting and investment banking and management. His website is www.tarekosman.com; and twitter account is TarekmOsman.

Read an essay by Tarek Osman, The Two Futures of the Arab World

Videos with Tarek Osman

Tarek Osman giving an analysis of Egyptian politics back in 2010.

Radio with Tarek Osman

'The Making of The Modern Arab World' by BBC Radio 4

Articles by Tarek Osman

'Imagining a New Arab Order' in The Cairo Review
'Who Will Win the Middle East?' in Foreign Affairs
'The Arab Middle Classes’ Moral Dilemma' in Foreign Affairs
'The Perilous Scenario in the Eastern Mediterranean' on Tarek Osman's blog.
'Arab Prospects Beyond the Arab Spring' in Project Syndicate
'The Future of Saudi Arabia - A Saudi Spring' in Project Syndicate
'Contested Syrian Identities' in The Cairo Review
'Egypt needs ambition, not just to muddle through' in the Financial Times
'Evolve or Expire: The Coming Clash Within the Muslim Brotherhood' in Foreign Affairs
'The Past in Egypt’s Present' in Project Syndicate
'The Islamic State in Context' in OpenDemocracy 
Interview with Foreign Policy
Article in the Financial Times
Articles in OpenDemocracy
Article in The Cairo Review
Interview with FiveBooks

Titles by the Author