Editor-in-chief, Taqrir Washington and Arab Insight
Area of Expertise: Civil Society, International Relations, Media, Religion, Terrorism
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East, North America
Languages: Arabic, English
Field of Work: Journalist/Commentator
City: New York
Continent: North America
Mohamed Elmenshawy is the editor in chief of Taqrir Washington, and Arab Insight; both are projects of the Washington-based World Security Institute.
Taqrir is a free, weekly, online, Arabic language news service that provides free correspondence for Arab media outlets that do not have a presence in the United States, bridging a gap in reporting by allowing any news outlet to reprint articles from Taqrir Washington at no charge.
Arab Insight is an innovative journal that features authoritative analyses from Middle Eastern experts on critical regional issues, seeks to improve the relationship between the West and the Arab world by cultivating a better understanding of the complex issues facing the Middle East among Western and American policy-makers and the public at large.
Before joining Taqrir Washington, Mr. Elmenshawy worked as the managing editor for an Arabic-language bimonthly publication called Global Issues. He also served as a Washington correspondent for the daily pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Alawsat where he covered the White House, the State Department, and Congress. Elmenshawy is the author of several articles on Middle Eastern issues in such publications as the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor.
Elmenshawy holds a master’s degree in international relations and Middle Eastern politics from the University of Akron, Ohio and an MBA in international strategy from American University in DC. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cairo University in Egypt.
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