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Tarek Megerisi

Policy Fellow

Languages: English, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Libyan affairs; politics, governance and development in the Arab world

Tarek Megerisi is a policy fellow with the North Africa and Middle East programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is a political analyst and researcher who specialises in Libyan affairs and more generally politics, governance and development in the Arab world. 

Megerisi started his career in Tripoli, Libya with the Sadeq Institute and various INGOs providing diverse research and democratisation assistance to Libya’s post-revolutionary authorities between 2012-2014.

Megerisi returned to London in 2014 and has since been working freelance as an analyst and researcher, advising on Libya policy to a range of international missions to Libya, commentating on Libyan developments for publications like Foreign Policy, and co-authoring policy briefs or assisting with the Libya programming of a variety of think-tanks. He has also authored commissioned papers for organisations such as WPF and the Legatum Institute and contributed to wider publications for journals like ISPI. In 2017 he was part of the UN OHCHR team to update the Pinheiro Principles on Home, Land & Property Rights for the Middle East.

Latest from Tarek Megerisi

  • Liberte

    09th September, 2019

    Tarek Megerisi is quoted by Liberté regarding Khalifa Haftar's situation in Libya.

    Le Temps

    19th August, 2019

    Tarek Megerisi's interview on the stalemate in Marshal Khalifa Haftar's offensive on Tripoli was taken up by Le Temps

    Le Monde

    19th August, 2019

    Tarek Megerisi is interviewed in Le Monde about the stalemate in Marshal Khalifa Haftar's offensive.


    15th July, 2019

    Policy Fellow Tarek Megerisi talked to Zenith about the conflict in Lybia and Tunesias interest in the stability of the region.

    La Croix

    04th July, 2019

    Tarek Megerisi is quoted by La Croix regarding the recent air raid against Libya and the international community's inaction. 

    New York Times

    02nd July, 2019

    Tarek Megerisi was quoted in an article about the United Arab Emirates denying sending American missiles to Libya.

    Spiegel Online

    01st July, 2019

    Der Spiegel quotes Tarek Megerisi on the extension of Libya's civil war and the involvement of international actors.


    26th June, 2019

    Tarek Megerisi was quoted in a Reuters piece about Haftar’s defeat in Gharyan.


    11th May, 2019

    Tarek Megerisi is quoted by the Tageblatt regarding the fights in the civil war in Libya. 

    Wiener Zeitung

    10th May, 2019

    Tarek Megerisi is quoted by the Wiener Zeitung regarding the ongoing civil war in Libya. 

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