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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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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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