Koert Debeuf is Editor in Chief of the EUobserver and a research fellow at the universities of Oxford and Brussels. He was a senior advisor and spokesperson of the Belgian Prime Minister. From 2011 until 2016 he lived and worked in Cairo as a representative of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament. During those years he traveled extensively in the Arab world. As an expert in EU relations to the Middle East, his work appeared in The New York Times, France24, Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera, La Stampa, Die Zeit among others. His latest books are „Inside the Arab Revolution. Three Years on the Front Line of the Arab Spring“ (2014) and „Tribalization. Why War is Coming“ (2019) which is translated into Arabic and Japanese. He lives in Brussels.