About/Contact

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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 of London. My longer-form work from the region has been published in a range of newspapers and magazines, including 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, will be 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 graduated from Northwestern University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in journalism, and spent time in 2006 studying at the American University in Cairo.

Phone: +20 100 539 7823 (Egypt) // +1 202 525 6445 (roaming)

E-mail: greggcarlstrom@economist.com