Tarek Radwan

Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

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Arab transitions, Civil society, Political economy of the Middle East


Egypt, Middle East


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Recent Activity

  • July 01, 2016
    As financial markets try to regain their footing in the wake of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union (or “Brexit”), many wonder the effect the reverberations might have on the politics and economics of other parts of
  • August 06, 2015
    One cannot deny Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s clear desire to reinvigorate Egypt’s economy after four years of steady weakening due largely to tumultuous political change and ongoing violence. One large project (among many mega projects Sisi has envisioned)—the “New”
  • April 02, 2015
    The heads of Arab League countries agreed at a summit in Egypt last month to set up a joint military force. Tarek Radwan, an Associate Director for the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center and editor of the MENASource blog, interviewed
  • April 02, 2015
    The conclusion of the Arab League Summit on March 30, 2015 culminated in a grand statement announcing the formation of a joint Arab military force to tackle regional challenges from the Maghreb to Yemen. While significant, particularly given the ongoing
  • January 21, 2015
    What is happening in Libya? And how will Egypt react? Libya today has devolved into a violent political struggle between two major blocs: the internationally recognized, Tobruk-based parliament versus Tripoli’s parliament and administration.
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Full Bio

Tarek Radwan is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center. He was previously the chief editor for the MENASource blog.

Mr. Radwan specializes in Egypt, with a focus on civil society, politics, human rights, the constitution, and judicial issues. He has been interviewed and cited by a broad range of media sources such as the BBC, Al Jazeera English, Christian Science Monitor, the Atlantic, Bloomberg News, the Daily Beast, Al Hurra, and Voice of America, among others.

He previously reported on the Middle East with Human Rights Watch's MENA division and served as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations/African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur. He received his BA from the Texas A&M University, and his MA from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.