Tarek Osman 's Articles

Tarek Osman traces key ideas and figures that have formed modern Egyptian culture in the first of a series of articles.

A reassessment of the legacy of former Lebanese president Bachir Gemayel could lead to a new understanding of Lebanon’s history over the past 40 years.

Could Britain’s new King Charles III be as controversial as his namesakes in the country’s royal history, asks Tarek Osman

King Farouk, the last reigning monarch of the House of Mohamed Ali, left Egypt forever almost exactly 70 years ago.

Cairo was one of the world’s most glamorous cities in the early 20th century, the result of policies carried out over previous generations by members of the Mohamed Ali Dynasty, writes Tarek Osman

Tarek Osman continues his series on members of Egypt’s former ruling Mohamed Ali Dynasty with the 19th-century ruler Ismail Pasha.

Tarek Osman continues his series of articles on Egypt’s former ruling House of Mohamed Ali, this week with Ibrahim Pasha

On the 70th anniversary of the fall of the House of Mohamed Ali, Tarek Osman begins a new series on the making and unmaking of Egypt’s former royal family

China may be less inclined to wait today when planning ways to achieve its political and economic objectives than it was in previous generations.

The West wants to draw India further towards it, but the question is at what cost, asks Tarek Osman

As this week’s first round of the French presidential elections has revealed, France is restless and sees major changes on the horizon.

As Egypt rightfully celebrates its ancient heritage, this must be accompanied by innovative and imaginative attempts at understanding its greatness, writes Tarek Osman

The Egyptologists who rediscovered the monuments of ancient Egypt often saw what they had discovered as being completely disconnected from modern Egypt, writes Tarek Osman

The ancient Egyptians believed humans to be the greatest living beings because they were seen as representations of the divine, writes Tarek Osman

The ancient Greeks saw the essence of ancient Egyptian civilisation as a reservoir and a school, writes Tarek Osman

The last century saw people waking up to the possibility that ancient Egypt was a reservoir of a richer and deeper knowledge than most observers had previously thought, writes Tarek Osman

A hundred years after Britain’s unilateral declaration of Egyptian independence in February 1922, Tarek Osman reflects on how that nominal independence shaped Egypt’s liberal politics in the decades up until the end of the monarchy in 1952

The Arab world has entered the second decade of the 21st century facing seven acute problems.

While Israel has achieved remarkable successes over the past three decades, it also faces important challenges in the years to come, writes Tarek Osman

Iran has been winning for over a decade now, and it believes it will continue to win, writes Tarek Osman

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