Tarek Osman is the author of Egypt on the Brink and Islamism: A History of Political Islam. He wrote and presented several major BBC documentary series, including “The Making of the Modern Arab World”; “Sands of Time”; and “Islam Divided”. Osman is also the inaugural senior political counsellor for the Arab World at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. On Twitter: @TarekmOsman.


Writing in the Cairo Review