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David Butter

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme

Contact: Email David Butter
Telephone: +44 (0)7703 174 898


  • Politics, economy and business in Egypt
  • Economy and business in Saudi Arabia
  • Politics and economy in Syria


  • Political economy of Egypt
  • Syria
  • FCO Arab advisory group
  • MEED Insight Egypt business guide
  • Natural gas, Egypt and Syria correspondent, Economist Intelligence Unit

Recent Publications

  • Syria's Alawites, The World Today, August 2012
  • Articles on Egypt in Africa Confidential, July & Aug 2012 
  • Regular contributions to Economist Intelligence Unit and MEED


2002 - 12 MENA Regional Director (from 2007), Economist Intelligence Unit
1984 - 2002 Editor (from 2000), Middle East Economic Digest (MEED)

Broadcast Experience



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