Timothy Kaldas

Timothy E. Kaldas


Timothy E. Kaldas is a Policy Fellow at TIMEP. He researches transitional politics in Egypt, regime survival strategies, and Egyptian political economy and foreign policy. Beyond Egypt, his research examines the social and political history of sectarianism in Iraq, U.S. policy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict, and discrimination against Muslim Europeans, particularly in France. He previously taught politics as a visiting professor at Nile University in Cairo. His commentary and analysis has been featured on CNN, France 24, BBC World, The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Guardian, Reuters and Mada Masr. He is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Opinion.

He was the Director of Communications at the Munathara Initiative, has consulted for various risk agencies, and was a consultant at the International Organization for Migration regional office in Cairo.

He was a contributing photographer for The Road to Tahrir, a photobook documenting the early days of the Egyptian uprising in 2011, and he contributed a chapter to Looming Shadows: Migration and Integration at a Time of Upheaval on the politics and history surrounding discrimination against French Muslim citizens. He has a forthcoming chapter on Egypt’s regional foreign policy since 2011 in an edited volume on modern Egypt by Robert Springborg to be published in 2021.

Mr. Kaldas holds an MA in Arab studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, after being based in Cairo for 12 years.