Hani Sabra, a director in Eurasia Group's Middle East and North Africa practice, joined the firm in January 2007. Hani's primary country of focus is Egypt, and since the Arab uprisings of early 2011 he has written extensively about domestic political dynamics and how economic pressures impact policymaking. Hani also works on the GCC and the Levant. He has written for the New York Times, Foreign Policy, and Reuters, and has commented on regional geopolitics in numerous media outlets including CNN, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Hani spent nearly six years working in the human rights field. He worked as an associate at the Middle East and North Africa desk of the New York-based International Center for Transitional Justice. Previously, he was the senior researcher in the Middle East and North Africa department at the Committee to Protect Journalists. An Arabic speaker who grew up in various Middle Eastern countries, Hani was educated at the American University in Cairo and New York University.