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Karim El Taki

Karim El Taki

Coping with Hierarchies: Egypt and Qatar in the Middle East and the World

Supervisor: Dr Glen Rangwala

College: Churchill College


Karim El Taki is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies. His doctoral research looks at Egypt’s and Qatar’s foreign policies within regional and global hierarchical orders.


Prior to joining Cambridge, Karim studied at Sciences Po Paris where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Middle Eastern Studies and a research master’s degree in International Relations. His master’s thesis focused on sovereigntism in Egypt’s foreign policy toward the United States after 2013.

Research Interests

  • Hierarchy in regional and global systems
  • Nationalism and sovereigntism
  • International Relations of the Middle East
  • Political Islam