Gregg Carlstrom


I'm a Middle East correspondent for The Economist, based in Cairo and covering the region from Morocco to the Gulf.

Previously I was a correspondent for The Times. My work has also been published in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Politico, New York, GlobalPost, The National, PRI, the San Francisco Chronicle, World Politics Review, Columbia Journalism Review, MERIP and elsewhere.

I've also appeared on TV and radio networks including the BBC, CNN and Sky News.

My first book, How Long Will Israel Survive? The Threat From Within, was published in 2017. It steps away from the conflict with the Palestinians to look at Israel's internal problems: how a once-unified population now fights internecine battles—over religion and state, war and peace, race and identity—contesting the very notion of a "Jewish and democratic" state.

I grew up in New York and graduated from Northwestern University in 2007.

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