BiographyTarek Osman is the author of Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak (Yale University Press, 2010). His work appeared or has been cited widely, including in The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Economist, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Independent, New Yorker, Jerusalem Post, Open Democracy, The Forward, the Times, Middle East Journal, Times Literary Supplement, The Asian Banker, The Netherlands’ De Volkskrant, Italy’s La Republica, Singapore’s The Straits Times, and China’s Sanlian Life. He regularly comments on the Middle East and North Africa for leading news channels, and was the keynote speaker at a number of conferences organised by leading international think tanks and universities.
In the past 13 years, Tarek has covered Egypt and the Middle East for a UK publication, an international strategy consulting firm, and a number of institutional investors. He has also advised some of the leading civil society players in Egypt. Tarek was educated at the American University in Cairo, Egypt and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He lives in Cairo and London.
Videos with Tarek Osman
Osman discusses the major factors that will come in to play with Mubarak out of power.
Tarek Osman giving an analysis of Egyptian politics back in 2010.
Articles by Tarek OsmanInterview with Foreign Policy
Article in the Financial Times
Articles in OpenDemocracy
Article in The Cairo Review
Interview with FiveBooks