Tarek Osman is the author of the internationally-acclaimed Egypt on the Brink: From Nasser to Mubarak (Yale University Press, 2010), published two months before the eruption of Egypt’s 2011 revolution (an updated edition was released in September 2011). His work appeared or has been cited widely, including in The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Economist, The Guardian, The Washington Post and The Independent, amongst many leading newspapers.
Osman regularly comments on the Middle East and North Africa for international news channels, and was the Keynote Speaker at a number of conferences organised by leading international think tanks and universities. His work combines geo-strategic assessment, rigorous political-economic analysis, and in-depth understanding of socio-cultural aspects.
In the past 14 years, Osman has covered Egypt and the Middle East for a UK publication, an international strategy consulting firm, and a number of institutional investors. He was educated at the American University in Cairo, Egypt and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.