Tarek Osman 's Articles

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

Challenges are arising and troubles brewing outside the beautiful walled garden of the European Union, forcing the Europeans to make some difficult decisions, writes Tarek Osman

Can the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin suggest clues to Russia’s place in the emerging new global order, asks Tarek Osman

The escalating face-off between the US and China is obliging Japan and India to move back into Asian and global politics after decades of absence, writes Tarek Osman

Tarek Osman looks at China’s objectives, calculus, and way of operations as it not only asserts itself as a mega-power, but also corrects what it sees as the historical aberration of the past 150 years

In the first article in a series on the emerging global order, Tarek Osman looks at the US objectives, calculus, and way of operations as it enters the most challenging confrontation in its history — to retain its primacy against a rising and increasingly assertive China

Important consequences are already becoming clear of the Israeli war on Gaza

With calls to boycott French goods growing across the Islamic world, Tarek Osman insists that Europe’s Muslims must integrate better into their own societies before it is too late

Nearly two decades after the death of the late Palestinian-American writer Edward Said, it is more important than ever that we adopt his thinking as a tool to analyse ourselves

The most consequential question in international affairs today is how the US will deal with China’s rise, writes Tarek Osman