Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
TopicsArab transitions, Civil society, Political economy of the Middle East
RegionsEgypt, Middle East
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February 03, 2017Six years ago today, the Yemeni people erupted in a Day of Rage against a corrupt regime to demand equal rights, but the transitional process faltered leading to the now nearly two-year-old conflict between Houthi rebels allied with former president…
September 27, 2016The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has witnessed considerable strain over the past few years, but increasing reports documenting poor targeting practices and disproportionate collateral damage in the Saudi-led coalition’s conduct of the war in Yemen has…
July 01, 2016As 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, 2015One 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, 2015The 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…
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.