Tarek Osman 's Articles

Tarek Osman examines the career of Coptic Pope Kyrillos IV as part of his series of articles on the makers of modern Egyptian culture

Tarek Osman continues his series on the makers of modern Egyptian culture with a consideration of Islamic reformer Mohamed Abdou

Tarek Osman writes on Abdel-Rahman Al-Kawakibi, an originally Syrian thinker who spent his last years in Cairo, as part of his series of articles on the makers of modern Egypt

Tarek Osman describes the career of the late 19th-century Islamic scholar Jamaluddin Al-Afghani as part of his series of articles on the makers of modern Egypt

Tarek Osman writes on the transformation of education under the 19th-century ruler Mohamed Ali in his series of articles on the foundations of modern Egypt

Tarek Osman continues his series on figures that have shaped modern Egyptian culture with an account of Sheikh Rifaa Al-Tahtawi

Tarek Osman continues his series of articles on key figures and ideas that have shaped modern Egyptian culture.

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

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