Hani Sabra focuses primarily on Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and has also covered the UAE and the Levant countries, with a particular emphasis on regional geopolitics, Islamism, and domestic social dynamics. Since the Arab uprisings of early 2011 he has written extensively about how domestic political dynamics and economic pressures affect policymaking. His sectoral focus includes the financial services industry, and the consumer and energy sectors.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group in 2007, 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. Hani has published in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, and Reuters. He appears regularly in the media, with television appearances on networks such as CNN and Bloomberg and provides commentary for publications including the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.
Hani holds a BA in Political Science with a focus on international law from the American University in Cairo. He is fluent in Arabic.