Osama Filali Naji

Osama Filali Naji is a political scientist and commentator who has previously worked as an analyst at University of Birmingham, Quilliam and Google.​

Arabs and Jews: examples of shared cultural practices

Finding similarities in cultural practices is an important tool through which we can improve our understandings on the origins of …

Protecting your start-up from the “founder’s trap”

What is the “founder’s trap”? Many times a business can be as much about the person behind the product as …

Change in Saudi female driver legislation positive

Arab Millennial today welcomes a lift on the ban of prospective female drivers in Saudi Arabia. Whilst other patriarchal issues …

AM welcomes criminalisation of online hate speech

Arab Millennial welcomes decisions made by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to treat online hate speech as seriously as …

AM attends ECFR roundtable on Yemen

On Thursday 3rd August, our Senior Adviser, Lawrence Joffe, represented Arab Millennial at an ECFR roundtable on Yemen. Other attendees …

9 disruptive tech predictions for 2027

In the last 10 years, a lot has changed. In 2007, the idea of a smartwatch that could tell you …

Can “confirmation bias” ever be beneficial?

What is confirmation bias? Confirmation bias is a tendency for individuals pursuing research or debate to (consciously, subconsciously or unconsciously) …

Why I hate Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”

4/10 Originally written in Portuguese, Paulo Coelho’s book follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd  from Spain through North Africa …

Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism by Vladimir Lenin

6/10 I have never read a book full of so many enigmas. It is interesting, for example, that Lenin should …

Arab Millennial talks with Facebook in Chicago

Arab Millennial’s General Manager was invited by Facebook to join its first Communities Summit. Shatha Sbeta, Arab Millennial’s General Manager, …

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

8/10 Machiavelli. A historian, diplomat, writer, politician, activist, philosopher. What an incredible life this individual lived, fortunate enough to be …

The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939 by E. H. Carr

9/10 This book is incredible – in fact, many people suggest that it should be required reading for all politics students. Edward …