Mohammed Soliman is a Non-Resident Scholar with MEI's Cyber Program and Egypt Program, and a Senior Associate at McLarty Associates’ Middle East and North Africa Practice. His work focuses on the intersection of technology, geopolitics, and business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Mohammed frequently appears on Arabic- and English-language television to provide commentary on unfolding events in the Middle East.

A native of Cairo, Mohammed started his career as an engineer and worked as a consultant, providing strategic advisory services for local and international businesses. In Washington, DC, he has also served as a country analyst for the Peace Tech Lab at the US Institute of Peace, as a Huffington Fellow at Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and as a Junior Centennial Fellow at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS), Georgetown University; BSc in Infrastructure Engineering, Egypt Aviation Academy

Regions of Expertise
Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, Iran, Sudan, North Africa, Israel

Issues of Expertise
U.S. Middle East policy, AI, Cryptocurrency, Internet of Things (IoT), Geopolitics of 5G, Information warfare, Business diplomacy, Political economy

Arabic, English, German, Persian, Turkish

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Twitter Handle: @ThisIsSoliman

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