Timothy E. Kaldas
Deputy Director

Timothy E. Kaldas is the Deputy Director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. He is also an adjunct professor of international relations at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where he is pursuing his PhD. His current research interests focus on the political economies of MENA countries, regime competition and survival strategies and Egypt’s foreign policy. He lived in Cairo, Egypt for 12 years from 2008 to 2020 where he worked in several fields including as a visiting professor of politics at Nile University, a wedding photographer, an independent risk consultant, a consultant at UN Migration, and Director of Communications at the Munathara Initiative. His writing has been published by Mada Masr, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, CNN, World Politics Review and a number of other publications and institutions. He studied at the George Washington University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Georgetown University and the American University of Cairo.

Articles by: Timothy E. Kaldas

Sisi’s Disastrous Decade

The past decade of repressive, extractive, and disorganized governance has imposed an enormous toll on Egyptians, their state, and their country.

Neither Public nor Private: Egypt Without a Viable Engine for Growth

The IMF’s newest loan program involves a number of provisions, some promising and some worrying.

Egypt’s Next IMF Loan: How to Avoid the Failures of the Past Six Years

In 2016, the IMF lent Egypt $12 billion, launching a program of economic reform and austerity. Six years later, Egypt is returning to the lender of last resort for the third time,...