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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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