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Tarek Osman

Tarek Osman

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Tarek Osman is the author of Islamism: What It Means for the Middle East and the World (Yale University Press, 2016) and Egypt on the Brink (Yale University Press, 2010).

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  1. What Saudi Arabia Wants
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    What Saudi Arabia Wants

    Jul 14, 2022 Tarek Osman thinks the Kingdom will use recent diplomatic gains to secure three strategic objectives.

  2. The Arab World’s Coming Challenges
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    The Arab World’s Coming Challenges

    Jun 13, 2017 Tarek Osman identifies four key trends that are brewing a new set of problems for the Middle East.

  3. The Religion Question in the New Year
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    The Religion Question in the New Year

    Jan 23, 2017 Tarek Osman says the Middle East's young people can learn from religious history to move their region forward.

  4. Arab Prospects Beyond the Arab Spring

    Arab Prospects Beyond the Arab Spring

    Jan 21, 2014 Tarek Osman assesses the Arab world's prospects three years after the uprisings that shook the region.

  5. The Saudi Spring?
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    The Saudi Spring?

    Nov 13, 2013 Tarek Osman on Saudi Arabia as a constitutional monarchy.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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