Tarek Osman is the author of Islamism: A History of Political Islam from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Rise of ISIS.  He wrote and presented several BBC documentary series on the Arab and Islamic worlds, including “The Making of the Modern Arab World” and “Islam Divided: Sunni-Shia”. He is the senior political counselor for the Arab World at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). On Twitter: @TarekmOsman.


Writing in the Cairo Review