Koert Debeuf

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

Koert Debeuf is an Associate Fellow at the Brussels School of Governance, where he is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in Middle East Studies, teaching the Political History of the Middle East course in one of the Bachelor programmes. He is also a senior political consultant at Avisa Partners. He holds an MA in History, a PhD in philosophy, and is a former Director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and a former editor in chief of EUobserver. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. Previously he lived for five years in Cairo where he followed the Arab Spring. From 2003 until 2008 he was advisor and speechwriter of the Prime Minister of Belgium. Koert Debeuf makes regular appearances on Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya as an expert on international politics, with a focus on Middle East related matters.

List of publications (on VUB publications platform)

Featured publications

Pourquoi ce n'est pas la dernière guerre

Published on 01.03.2023

Waarom dit niet de laatste oorlog is

Published on 25.10.2022


Koert Debeuf presents new book at KVS

News on 23.11.2022
Research news

In the media

Voorkom oorlog, versterk het centrum

Posted on 27.01.2023
In the press

To avoid war, enforce the centre

Posted on 24.01.2023
In the press

Why the West is losing support

Posted on 01.11.2022
In the press

De houdbaarheidsdatum van het Iraanse regime

Posted on 11.10.2022
In the press

The Iranian regime's expiration date

Posted on 05.10.2022
In the press

Belgische lessen uit de Franse verkiezingen

Posted on 28.04.2022
In the press

We hebben Rusland en China te lang genegeerd

Posted on 28.02.2022
In the press

Lessons learned by an EUobserver editor-in-chief

Posted on 28.01.2022
In the press

Europe must stop falling into the ISIS trap

Posted on 13.01.2022
In the press

De wortels van ‘Europese’ ideeën

Posted on 29.11.2021
In the press

Baghdad of the ninth century

Posted on 12.08.2021
Videos & podcasts

Why not recreate the European Community?

Posted on 01.07.2021
In the press

Le grand-père des Lumières était musulman

Posted on 02.02.2017
In the press

The Arab Spring is far from over

Posted on 22.01.2017
In the press

Egypt’s Quiet Social Revolution

Posted on 18.05.2016
In the press

Waarom IS net wil dat Europa de grenzen sluit

Posted on 16.11.2015
In the press

Cracks in the new Pharaoh’s throne

Posted on 24.06.2015
In the press

What to Expect From Egypt’s Sisi

Posted on 20.06.2014
In the press